Modi thanks China for supporting India to become SCO member!

Claudine Rigal
Juin 20, 2017

PM Modi said it is impossible to reach a solution till all make concerted efforts, on radicalization, terrorist recruitment, training and financing issues. Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir were also present at the meeting.

After the SCO membership, Pakistan will be capable of getting regional cooperation to end terrorism an extremism. "We will stand by Afghanistan and will work with Afghanistan in this respect", said Putin.

Its two-day summit, which kicked off on Thursday in Astana, focuses on issues related to cooperation in the fight against global terrorism, security, and the situation in the Middle East and Afghanistan. The 2005 Astana Summit granted India, Iran and Pakistan the roles of observers.

Prime Minister Modi had a cordial and positive meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping today.

Prior to his departure for Astana, PM Modi had tweeted, "At this meeting, on completion of the process, India will become a full Member of the SCO upon which SCO will represent over 40% of humanity and almost 20% of global GDP".

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on Friday in Kazakhstan. The news of their murders was made public ahead of the SCO summit held on June 8-9 in which India and Pakistan were admitted as members.

The expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) carries historic significance as India and Pakistan become full members of the bloc, xinhua quoted a joint press communique released after the summit, as saying.

The Astana SCO summit will see leaders of the six member countries taking part and discussing several issues including peace and security in the region.

He said energy, education, transport, agriculture, security, development and trade would be the top drivers in India's ties with the SCO.

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