January 5, 2023, 04:36 – Public News Service – OSN

Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Zhang Ming announced the commitment of the SCO states to the principle of non-alignment with any blocs.

“Regardless of international changes and the expansion of the “circle of friends” of the SCO, we always remember that we are a cooperation organization and firmly adhere to the principle of non-alignment with blocs and do not target third parties,” RIA Novosti quotes him as saying.

Earlier it became known that the coming year, the Russian ground forces will hold nine international exercises. This was reported to journalists on Sunday at the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Russian-Indian inter-service exercises “Indra-2023”, joint anti-terrorist command and staff exercises of the SCO member states “Peace Mission-2023”, bilateral exercises with the Lao army, Russian-Pakistani exercises “Friendship-2023”, Russian-Algerian exercises and exercises with units of the states of Central Asia, Russian-Mongolian and Russian-Vietnamese exercises. More about it read in material Public news service.