Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak openly about China’s expansionism at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit. It is said that he will openly take India’s side.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi At the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) conference China There is a possibility to talk openly about expansionism. It is said that he is openly India will take sides PM Modi will open his mouth about China’s expansionism without mentioning China’s name. At the same time, he will emphasize on following the sovereignty of all countries for regional peace and security. India will be the new president of SCO today. This time the SCO Summit is being held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
The summit will discuss regional security challenges, increasing trade and energy supply and many other issues. For the first time in two years, the SCO summit will see leaders in person.
Modi arrived in Samarkand on Thursday night to attend the eight-member SCO summit. President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of China Xi Jinping, President of Iran Ibrahim Raisi, Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif and leaders of Central Asian countries have come to participate in the conference.
Modi will meet many top leaders
The SCO summit in Samarkand will be held in two sessions – a limited session, exclusively for SCO member states, and then an extended session, with the participation of specially invited leaders from the observer countries and the chairing countries. Modi is also expected to hold some bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit. Apart from Putin and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyev, he is scheduled to meet Iran’s President Raisi.
Modi will discuss specific issues
In a statement before leaving for Samarkand, Modi said, “I am looking forward to the SCO summit, to exchange views on relevant, regional and international issues, to expand the SCO and to deepen multifaceted and mutually beneficial cooperation within the organization. “I am curious, he said, under the chairmanship of Uzbekistan. There are many possibilities for mutual cooperation in trade, economy, culture and tourism. Modi said he was looking forward to meeting President Mirziyoyev.
He said, I remember his (Mirziwave’s) visit to India in 2018. He also attended the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in 2019 as the Guest of Honour. Besides, I will also have a bilateral meeting with some other leaders attending the summit.
Doubts about the meeting between Xi Jinping and Sharif
However, his possible bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif could not be confirmed. External Affairs Secretary Vinay Kwatra told reporters in New Delhi on Thursday, “When the schedule of the Prime Minister’s bilateral meeting comes out, we will inform you fully.
The meeting of the influential grouping of eight countries comes at a time when geopolitical unrest in the region is increasing due to Russia’s special military operations in Ukraine and China’s aggressive military posture in the Taiwan Strait. The SCO was established in Shanghai in June 2001 and has eight full members, including the six founding members China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. India and Pakistan joined it as full members in 2017.
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