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SCO Summit: PM Modi called for increasing cooperation between the SCO countries, said - this is not an era of war

  New Delhi: Amidst the tension spread across the world with Russia's attack on Ukraine and China's stance on Taiwan, PM Narendra Modi has said that this is not the era of war. Addressing the first Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand, the capital of Uzbekistan on Friday, and later in a bilateral meeting with leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, PM Modi said this. and emphasized that everyone should focus on solving issues like energy crisis, food crisis and fertilizer crisis. India has told the SCO countries that mutual cooperation and mutual trust should be increased among them. Modi strongly emphasized India's economic progress and said that India is going to become a manufacturing hub and will achieve an economic growth rate of 7.5 percent this year, which will be the highest among the major economies of the world. This was a meeting between Modi and Putin after about 10 months, although during this time they have spoken several times on the telephone. Modi told Putin that I know this era is not one of war. I have talked to you about this many times that the entire world can be influenced by democracy, diplomacy and negotiation. We attach great importance to friendship with Russia. The world also knows that the friendship between India and Russia is unbreakable. Modi also raised the issue of food and energy security in the face of the world, especially developing countries, due to the Ukraine war. The PM thanked Russia as well as Ukraine for helping to evacuate thousands of Indian students at the start of the war.