Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Delhi on late Friday night after attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Kazakhstan's Astana.
India and Pakistan joined SCO in first ever expansion since its inception 2001. SCO has Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as members.
- In his address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the SCO leaders for ensuring India’s entry into the grouping and said it will give a new momentum to the bloc in dealing with terrorism and other pressing challenges facing the region.
- Impossible to reach a solution till all make concerted efforts, on radicalisation, terrorist recruitment/training/financing issues. Will have to make coordinated efforts to counter the menace of terrorism, said PM Modi.
- PM Modi met Xi on the sidelines of the Summit and underscored the need to respect each other’s “core concerns” and appropriately handle the disputes.
- During the meeting, Modi said India and China should tap their potential in cooperation, strengthen communication and coordination in international affairs, respect each other’s core concerns and appropriately handle their disputes.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) strongly resolved to step up efforts to combat threat of terrorism and extremism while calling for political initiatives to resolve regional conflicts and differences.