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Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually led the Indian team to the yearly Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) session in Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that recent changes in Afghanistan will have the largest impact on neighbouring nations like India, and that the situation in the country requires regional concern and cooperation.

“Other extremist organisations can also be pushed to obtain power through violence,” he added, noting that the power transition in Afghanistan was not inclusive and occurred without negotiation.

“The 20th anniversary of SCO is the ideal time to reflect about the future of SCO,” Prime Minister Modi said in his virtual address at the summit, which is commemorating its 20th anniversary. Peace, security, and a lack of trust are the most pressing issues in this area. The core reason of these issues is rising radicalization, which has been highlighted by recent events in Afghanistan.”

“Together, we should ensure that humanitarian relief reaches Afghanistan without hindrance,” he continued.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has grown to become one of the world’s largest transregional multilateral organisations. In 2017, India and Pakistan were admitted as permanent members.

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