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SCO adopts joint appeal to youth to counter attempts to involve them in terror activities

Press Trust of India  |  Qingdao 

and other members of the (SCO) today adopted a Joint Appeal to Youth under which they would organise comprehensive educational work as well as spiritual and moral education to counter attempts to involve young people in the activities of terrorist, separatist and extremist groups.

The leaders of the eight member states signed the Declaration at the end of a two-day summit which was also attended by Narendra Modi, Chinese and Russian among others.

At the proposal of Mirziyoyev the summit adopted Joint Appeal by the Heads of State of the to Youth. The initiative was first announced by the Uzbek President in 2017.

"The Member States have noted the importance of combining the efforts of the international community in countering attempts to involve young people in the activities of terrorist, separatist and extremist groups," said the Declaration of the of SCO.

They also adopted the Joint Appeal to Youth, in which they put forth the intention to organise comprehensive educational work as well as the spiritual and moral education of the younger generation in the SCO, it added.

Commenting on the significance of the join appeal, Madhumita Hazarika Bhagat, JS & (SCO), said it was an important outcome of the summit.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 17:10 IST
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