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India refuses to endorse China’s Belt and Road Initiative

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India refused to endorse China's flagship connectivity program — the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with the Bishkek declaration of the SCO's head of state council mentioning names of only six countries backing it.

The declaration said, "The Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan reaffirm their support for China's Belt and Road Initiative and praise the results of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (Beijing, 26 April 2019)."

The six countries also noted the ongoing work to implement BRI initiative together, including the efforts to align the Eurasian Economic Union projects with those under the BRI.