Russia has come out in support of India noting that bilateral matters should not be raised at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) forum. The development comes after Pakistan attempted to raise India-Pakistan matters at the virtual meet.
The Russian Deputy Envoy to Delhi, Roman N Babushkin, in response to a question by WION, said, “This is a part of SCO charter and SCO basic documents not to bring the bilateral issue into the agenda. It has been made clear to all members states that it should be avoided…for the sake of the progress of multilateral cooperation.”
“The importance of SCO is to deal with regional challenges, to promote economic, financial, humanitarian partnership among member states in order to keep the momentum…we will not interfer in bilateral issues of India and Pakistan… Our position remains consistent and unchanged. We hope such kind of instances will not appear,” he added, further.