Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday (28 October) urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries to leverage their economic strength and explore partnerships that enhance trade and investment in the region.
Goyal was speaking at the 19th Meeting of the SCO ministers responsible for Foreign Economy and Foreign Trade Activities through video conferencing.
He said that cooperation should be continued to enhance intra-SCO trade and investment which would be critical in ensuring the speedy recovery from the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the official release, the minister said that every nation's world view is shaped by its civilization and philosophical tradition and India's ancient wisdom sees the whole world as one family - Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. The Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Hardeep Singh Puri also spoke on the occasion.
The virtual meeting was attended by the Secretary-General of SCO and ministers from Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
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