The 21st Meeting of SCO Council of Heads of Government (CHG) was held on 1st November 2022. External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar represented India in the meeting.
The SCO CHG meeting was attended by SCO Member States, Observer States, Secretary General of the SCO, Executive Director of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS), Turkmenistan and other invited guests.
In his address, External Affairs Minister underlined India’s strong cultural and historical connect with the SCO region and reiterated India’s firm commitment towards deepening multilateral cooperation in the areas of food and energy security, climate change, trade and culture. He spoke about the launch of the global Mission ‘LIFE’ (Lifestyle for Environment) by Prime Minister Modi on 20 October 2022, and its relevance to ensuring the food and energy security.
External Affairs Minister drew attention to India’s commitment in fighting the challenge of climate change and also our achievements made in this direction. He also emphasized India’s strong recovery on the economic front after the pandemic. EAM also expressed interest in expanding India-SCO trade on the basis of fair market access.
A Joint Communique of SCO Heads of Government and other Decisions were adopted at the conclusion of the Meeting.