Qingdao Summit: India, China sign agreements to bolster bilateral ties

10 June 2018, 08:39 AM
PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Qingdao, China (Photo: ANI)
PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Qingdao, China (Photo: ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on day one of the 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit held extensive delegations level talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Qingdao on Saturday.

During the meeting, Modi and Xi had detailed discussion on bilateral and global issues which will add further vigour to the India-China friendship after their "milestone" informal summit in Wuhan.

Met this year's SCO host, President Xi Jinping this evening. We had detailed discussions on bilateral and global issues. Our talks will add further vigour to the India-China friendship," Modi tweeted after the meeting.

India and China signed several agreements, including one on Brahmaputra river. This is India's first-ever meeting of the Council as a full member of SCO.

Here are the highlights of day one of 2018 SCO Summit:

#05:01 PM: PM Narendra Modi met President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and held a bilateral meeting with him on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in China's Qingdao.

#04:50 PM: India and China signed agreements in the presence of PM Narendra Modi and President of China Xi Jinping in China's Qingdao.

#04:30 PM: Modi holds delegation level talks with SCO members: Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the delegation-level talks with other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in China's Qingdao city on the sidelines of the summit.

#04:00 PM: Qingdao: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two leaders also held a bilateral meeting.

#03:30 PM Modi meets SCO general secretary: On the eve of SCO Summit, Secretary General, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Rashid Alimov calls on the PM Narendra Modi. SCO Secretary-General said that India is contributing greatly to the organisation since it became a full member of SCO in 2017.

#02:15 PM: Modi receives warm welcome in China: Ni hao Qingdao! Prime Minister Narendra Modi warmly welcomed on his arrival for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in the beautiful port city of Qingdao. India is looking forward to contributing towards a successful outcome from the Summit.

#02:10 PM: Modi reaches Qingdao: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Qingdao city in China's Shandong Province on Saturday afternoon to attend two-day 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit.

#09:30 AM: What is Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO: With 8 members, SCO represents approximately 42 percent of the world’s population, 22 percent of the land area and 20 percent of the GDP. SCO focusses on political, economic, security and cultural cooperation & enables India to engage with Central Asian countries.

#08:30 AM: PM Modi departs for Qingdao, China: An early morning start! PM Narendra Modi heads to Qingdao, China for the annual meeting of the Council of Heads of States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on 9-10 June. This is India's first participation as a full member of the Council.

#08:00 AM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation live updates. Today PM Modi will be in the Chinese city of Qingdao to attend the 18th SCO summit. Modi termed the summit a “new beginning” for India. During the meeting, he is likely to at hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the event. Stay with us as we will bring all the latest updates from the Qingdao SCO Summit.

First Published: Saturday, June 09, 2018 08:40 AM
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