Chinese President Xi Jinping, who will attend the SCO virtual summit being hosted by India, will make significant remarks at the gathering and plot the organization’s future course alongside other leaders, according to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning on Friday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, who will attend the SCO virtual summit being hosted by India, will make significant remarks at the gathering and plot the organization’s future course alongside other leaders, according to Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning on Friday. During a news conference, Mao Ning responded to questions by saying that as a founding member, China prioritizes the SCO in its foreign policy.
According to the spokesperson, “Since its founding, the SCO, guided by the Shanghai Spirit, has continuously strengthened good neighborliness and political mutual trust between member states, deepened cooperation in various sectors, and played a significant and constructive role in international and regional affairs.” She continued, “Regional countries as well as other members of the international community look to the SCO to play a bigger role in safeguarding regional security and promoting common development in a world marked by change and disorder and fraught with increasing instability, uncertainties, and unpredictable factors.
China, according to Mao Ning, is prepared to collaborate with other SCO members to forge an even tighter group with a common destiny. “China, a founding member, prioritizes the SCO in its foreign policy. We are prepared to collaborate with other members in order to implement the Global Development Initiative, the Global Security Initiative, and the Global Civilization Initiative, strengthen the SCO community and usher in a better future for the Eurasian continent, the spokesman added.
“President Xi Jinping will make significant statements during the gathering and, together with other attending leaders, lay out the strategy for the organization’s future expansion. The SCO will advance further and foster growth and prosperity in the neighboring nations with the combined efforts of all parties, she said. Wang Xiaojian, the spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in India, also tweeted about her comments.
On July 4, the SCO Council of Heads of State is planned. Virtually speaking, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over it. “Towards an SECURE SCO is the summit’s topic. The term SECURE, which stands for security, economy and trade, connectivity, unity, respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, and environment, was created by the prime minister during the 2018 SCO Summit. These themes were emphasized when we served as the SCO Chairman, the MEA said in a press statement.
Under its chairmanship, India has established new pillars of cooperation: startups and innovation; traditional medicine; digital inclusion; youth empowerment; and shared Buddhist heritage. Additionally, India has strived to promote stronger inter-human relationships that honor the shared historical and cultural heritage of our countries. The first-ever SCO Cultural and Tourist Capital for 2022–2023 will comprise a number of sociocultural events, which Varanasi will host.
In 2022, India became the SCO’s president, which was a major turning point for the nation’s involvement in regional cooperation and its efforts to promote an integrated neighborhood. India will continue to hold the rotating presidency till September 2023.