New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadara on Friday said connectivity with Shanghai Cooperation Organic- station countries is a priority for India, and emphasised on ensuring demand driven, sustainable development, while respecting sovereignty and territorial integrity of the countries.
The road transport and highways minister further said India attaches special attention to SCO in promoting economy and people-to-people interaction in the region. “Connectivity is itself an eco- monic multiplier… connectivity with SCO countries is a priority for India,” Gadara said while chairing the 10th meeting for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Transport Ministers.
“We must ensure demand driven and sustainable development and cooperation but also respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of the countries,” Gadkari asserted.
While noting that India is committed towards pro- motion of solutions to make the transport sector more efficient and reliable, he said India would like to appreciate the initiative of SCO members which aimed to strengthen security in the region and enhance cooperation in political trade, science and technology.