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SCO meet: Rajnath bats for trust, non-aggression to maintain peace in region

Both India and China are members of the SCO, an eight-nation regional grouping which primarily focuses on issues relating to security and defence

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Press Trust of India  |  Moscow 

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during his meeting with the Chinese Defence Minister in Moscow

Peace and security in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) region demands a climate of trust, non-aggression, respect for international rules and peaceful resolution of differences, Defence Minister said on Friday, seen as an indirect message to China which is engaged in a festering border row with India in eastern Ladakh. In his address at a ministerial meeting of the SCO here in the Russian capital, Singh also referred to the Second World War and said its memories teach the globe the “folies of aggression” of one state upon another that brings “destruction” to all. Both India and China are members of the SCO, an eight-nation regional grouping which primarily focuses on issues relating to security and defence. “Peaceful stable and secure region of SCO member states – which is home to over 40 per cent of the global population, demands a climate of trust and cooperation, non-aggression, respect for international rules and norms, sensitivity to each other's interest and peaceful resolution of differences,” Singh said. He made the comments in the presence of Chinese Defen­ce Minister Gen. Wei Fenghe.

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First Published: Fri, September 04 2020. 23:25 IST
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