Band sings ‘Bol Radha Bol’ at SCO Tashkent, Jaishankar says ‘Central Asia’s extended neighborhood’

Central Asia is “our extended neighborhood,” Foreign Minister S Jaishankar shared a video of a band singing a popular Bollywood number at the end of the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization conclave in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent on Saturday.

Jaishankar tweeted: “Another reminder from SCO Tashkent why Central Asia is our extended neighborhood.”

The band, dressed in Uzbekistan, produced ‘Bol Radha Bol’ from the great 1964 poem. The confluence Directed by Raj Kapoor. It is well known that the Hindi film industry is popular in countries located in Central Asia, and old-school Bollywood has a large following.

At the conclave, Jaishankar made a strong case against terrorism and India’s “zero-tolerance” in his oblique remarks to Islamabad, saying there was an urgent need to address the global energy and food crisis that the Covid-19 pandemic has created. Diseases as well as obstacles have arisen. Ukraine conflict.

Key points of discussion included the decision to grant Iran permanent membership to the bloc and make Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia its dialogue partners. The foreign ministers of member states China, Russia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan also supported the requests of Bahrain and the Maldives for the status of dialogue partners of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

They also discussed preparations for the upcoming SCO summit to be held in Samarkand on September 15-16. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders of the group are expected to attend the summit.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an important economic and security bloc and has emerged as one of the leading international organizations. The group was founded by the presidents of Russia, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan at a summit in Shanghai in 2001. India and Pakistan became permanent members in 2017.

(with PTI input)

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