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PM Modi addresses world leaders at SCO Summit in Bishkek - Here are TOP quotes

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 June 2019, 01:17 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at SCO Summit in Bishkek (Photo tweeted by @MEAIndia)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at SCO Summit in Bishkek (Photo tweeted by @MEAIndia)

Sitting diagonally opposite to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a scathing attack at the neighbouring country, saying that the countries which are supporting, aiding and funding terrorism must be held accountable. Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan, was addressing the leaders of member states at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek.

Here are the TOP quotes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the SCO Summit, where he gave a clarion call to strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism:

  • India has given a positive contribution in all activities of SCO. We have continued engagements to enhance SCO's role and credibility on the international stage.

  • Literature and culture provide our societies a positive activity, stop the spread of radicalization among the youths.

  • During my visit to Sri Lanka I visited the St. Anthony's shrine, where I witnessed the ugly face of terrorism that takes the lives of innocents.

  • Countries that encouraging, supporting, aiding and funding terrorism must be held accountable.

  • To tackle the danger of terrorism, all humanitarian powers should come forward together.

Ahead of the SCO Council of Heads of State meeting in Bishek, Modi also had a "pull-aside" meeting with Kyrgyzstan  President Jeenbekov and his Belarus counterpart Alexander Lukashenko. The world leaders have reportedly duscussed several ongoing issues concerning the globe today.

Modi arrived in the Kyrgyz capital on Thursday to attend the two-day SCO summit between June 13 and June 14. On his arrival, Modi was welcomed by President Sooronbay Jeenbekov at the Ala Archa Presidential Palace in Bishkek.

Taking to Twitter, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar wrote, "President Sooronbay Jeenbekov of Kyrgyz Republic, current Chair of #SCOSummit2019 warmly welcomed PM Narendra Modi as he arrived at the Ala Archa Presidential Palace ahead of the SCO Council of Heads of State Meeting today morning".

It was Modi's first meeting with Jeenbekov, after his re-election as the Prime Minister of India in the recently concluded Lok Sabha Elections 2019. The SCO is a China-led 8-member economic and security bloc with India and Pakistan being admitted to the grouping in 2017.

First Published: Friday, June 14, 2019 12:56 PM
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