‘Go strengthen…’: What Putin said about India’s leadership in global bodies

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday expressed his confidence that the SCO and G20 Indian presidencies will establish multidimensional cooperation between the two countries and enhance stability and security in Asia and around the world.

While India officially assumed the presidency of the G20 on December 1, it took over the rotating presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on September 16.

In his New Year messages to President Draupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Putin noted that Russia and India celebrated the 75th anniversary of their diplomatic relations in 2022 and, based on positive traditions of friendship and mutual respect, the countries continue developing their privileged strategic partnership, the Kremlin said in a statement.

Putin said the two countries have carried out large-scale business and economic projects in addition to energy, military technology and other areas of cooperation, and have coordinated their efforts to address important issues on regional and global agendas.

“I am convinced that India’s recently launched SCO and G20 presidencies will open up new opportunities to build multidimensional cooperation between Russia and India for the benefit of our peoples, for the sake of strengthening stability and security in Asia and the rest of the world. everyone,” he said. he said. .

India has yet to criticize the Russian attack on Ukraine and maintains that the crisis must be resolved through dialogue.

The SCO, which comprises China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan, is a Eurasian political, economic, and security organization. It is the world’s largest regional organization in terms of geographic scope and population, covering approximately 60% of Eurasian land area, 40% of the world’s population, and more than 30% of world GDP.

The G20 includes 19 countries – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States – – and the European Union. G20 members account for around 85% of world GDP, more than 75% of world trade and around two-thirds of the world’s population.

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