With Chinese President Xi Jinping listening in, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that connectivity projects in the region should respect "territorial integrity and sovereignty", and it is essential to maintain "inclusivity and sustainability".
“Connectivity with SCO countries is India’s priority, and we totally support it. We want connectivity to enhance the cooperation between our young generation and societies. For this, success and approval of the connectivity initiatives and proposals, sovereignty and territorial integrity should be respected, and inclusivity and sustainability is essential,” said Modi, as UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres looked on.
While India’s statement on connectivity targeted the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor being a part of the One-Belt One Road, the comments on terrorism were aimed at Pakistan-sponsored cross-border terrorism.
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