SCO energy ministers declare importance of new fuels
Energy ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries adopted a joint statement following an online meeting on Tuesday, recognising the critical role of new fuels and calling for closer cooperation in joint projects, said Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri, as reported by TAAS.
"SCO members adopted a joint statement recognising the importance of new fuels role and calling for closer cooperation among the states," wrote on his social page Singh Puri.
He also said the meeting discussed the status and prospects of the changing global and regional energy agenda.
"I spoke about the steps taken by India to boost the upstream sector and to achieve the energy transition goals," added Singh Puri. He recalled that the online meeting of SCO energy ministers was held as part of India's presidency of the organisation.
Earlier, the Russian Energy Ministry said that the head of the ministry, Nikolay Shulginov, at the meeting called on other countries to expand depoliticised energy dialogue, including on the basis of the association.
The current members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, which was established in 2001, are China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia have observer status, while Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey are partner countries.