The meeting of the SCO Ministerial Council in Tashkent this past Friday involved some very serious business. That was the key preparatory reunion previous to the SCO summit in mid-September in fabled Samarkand, where the SCO will release a much-awaited â€œDeclaration of Samarkandâ€.
What happened in Tashkent was predictably unreported across the collective West and still not digested across great swathes of the East.
So once again itâ€™s up to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to cut to the chase. The worldâ€™s foremost diplomat â€“ amidst the tragic drama of the American-concocted Era of Non-Diplomacy, Threats and Sanctions â€“ has singled out the two overlapping main themes propelling the SCO as one of the key organizations on the path towards Eurasia integration.
- Interconnectivity and â€œthe creation of efficient transport corridorsâ€. The War of Economic Corridors is one of the key features of the 21st
- Drawing â€œthe roadmap for the gradual increase in the share of national currencies in mutual settlements.â€
Yet it was in the [email protected] session that Lavrov for all practical purposes detailed all the major trends in the current, incandescent state of international relations. These are the key takeaways.
How comfortable are you with the US dollar?
Africa: â€œWe agreed that we will submit to the leaders for consideration proposals on specific actions to switch to settlements in national currencies.