PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, discusses bilateral relations

  • PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, discusses bilateral relations

PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, discusses bilateral relations

All members described India's accession to SCO as historic and said it would strengthen security and promote regional cooperation among member countries.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on 9 June on the margins of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Astana and strongly condemned the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan, and expressed India's honest condolences on loss of hundreds of innocent lives and injury to several more.

"Terrorism is a major threat to humanity", PM Modi said, adding that there must be combined efforts to deal with it to avoid radicalization.

Speaking at the SCO Summit, Prime Minister Modi on Friday termed terrorism as the main encroacher of the human rights and values. “We have extensive cooperation with SCO nations. We want connectivity to pave way for enhancing cooperation and confidence among the societies and young people. The press release stated that the leaders had praised "the outcomes of the Belt and Road International Cooperation Forum" held in Beijing on May 14 and May 15.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says all countries associated with the SCO should leave behind a legacy of peace instead of harvesting conflict in the world. Xi's unprecedented snub followed deep disappointment and grief among Chinese public over the slaying of the two Chinese citizens who were kidnapped last month from Quetta in Balochistan.

During the meeting, Modi said India and China should tap their potential in cooperation, strengthen communication and coordination in worldwide affairs, respect each other's core concerns and appropriately handle their disputes.

Sharif returned from Astana after attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on the sidelines of which he met Presidents of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Russian Federation. By becoming a full SCO member, India now stands to gain in the spheres of security, economy, trade, investment, connectivity and energy co-operation. The Prime Minister said India's SCO membership will certainly take cooperation among member states to new heights.