- Modi also met President Vladimir Putin in addition to Jinping
- Modi thanked Putin for supporting Russia in applying rifle manufacturing unit in Amethi
- Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan will also be present at the Summit, Modi does not plan to meet him
New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met the President of China, Xi Jinping, and another meeting with the SCO summit in Bishkek. Modi invited Jinping to come to India for an informal meet this year. Jinping has also expressed the desire to come to India. After this, Modi also met the Russian President Vladimir Putin other than the summit. During this, Modi also thanked Putin for supporting Russia in establishing a rifle manufacturing unit in Amethi.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that there was a brief discussion on China from Pakistan. The Prime Minister reiterated that Pakistan should create a terrorless environment. At the moment we are not seeing anything happening anywhere. We want him to take some concrete steps now.
‘China’s pending cases also got resolved’
Gokhale said that the PM said that due to strategic communication, relations between India and China have improved. In the case of opening of branch of Bank of China in India and matters like Masood Azhar who had been pending for a long time, we managed to solve them.
There was a dialogue level between India and China. Its purpose was to promote efforts to strengthen bilateral relations. Prime Minister Modi arrived in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan on Thursday to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Conference (SCO).
India-Pakistan talks not in committee
In the summit, Modi participated in the bilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan also joined the summit. However, Modi and Imran will not meet. Imran has already written a letter to Modi seeking a dialogue.
The Prime Minister has reached Bishkek via Oman, Iran and Central Asia. One day earlier, the Foreign Ministry had made clear that Modi would not adopt Pakistan’s path to go to Kyrgyzstan.
The emphasis will be on enhancing global security and economic cooperation: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said on Wednesday that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will hold a major emphasis on global security and economic cooperation. He also said that his visit to Kyrgyzstan will strengthen India’s relations with member countries of the SCO. Modi will be on the official bilateral visit on 14th day after the invitation of the President of Kyrgyzstan after the SCO conference.
Modi said that recently there was agreement between India and Kyrgyzstan in many bilateral areas including defense, security, trade and investment. This strengthens the relationship between the two countries. Modi will also address the Indo-Kyrgyz Business Forum with President Kim Jenbokov here.
SCO was formed in 2001, SCO is a political and security group. Its headquarter is in Beijing. It was made in 2001. China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are its permanent members. This organization is specially designed for military and economic cooperation among member countries. It involves sharing intelligence and campaigning against terrorism in Central Asia. India and Pakistan were associated with this organization as permanent members in 2017.