Top leaders participating in the SCO summit have the opportunity to hold bilateral talks. It has become interesting whether there will be a chance for talks between India-Pakistan and India-China leaders on this occasion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Modi, Pakistan PM, China President
SCO SUMMIT: The heads of some key countries in the world have gathered together. All these leaders will meet on the same stage at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, which will begin in a few hours in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. This is the first time that the leaders of the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will have a face-to-face meeting after two years in the wake of the Covid epidemic. Regional and international issues will be discussed in these meetings which will last for two days. China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan are full members of SCO, which started in 2001. India and Pakistan became full members in 2017. Afghanistan, Belarus and Mongolia continue as observer countries in SCO. Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan have participating status in the negotiations. If the discussions on various topics in these meetings are a step forward, it has become interesting to know which countries Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a special meeting with and hold bilateral discussions. On the one hand, there is some conflict in the border areas between India and China. Also, the standoff between the two countries has eased to some extent after Indian and Chinese forces withdrew from the disputed patrol point-15 in eastern Ladakh. In this context, whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, but what topics will be discussed has become a topic of discussion. So far, no official statement has been released on the meeting of these two leaders.
Top leaders participating in the SCO summit have the opportunity to hold bilateral talks. It has become interesting whether there will be a chance for talks between India-Pakistan and India-China leaders on this occasion. An official announcement has been made that talks will be held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Issues such as strategic stability, current situation in the Asia Pacific region, mutual cooperation between the two countries in the United Nations and G-20 are likely to be discussed between them. The meeting between the two will be very important in the context of India’s chairmanship of the UN Security Council in December and G-20 and SCO in 2023. Also, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in a bilateral meeting with the leader of Iran.
Doubts about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s participation in the SCO summit have been removed. Xi Jinping, who is on a visit to Kazakhstan, has himself revealed that he is coming to Uzbekistan from there. This summit can be said to be unique as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Putin will share the same platform. For the first time after the outbreak of Covid, the top leaders will meet directly at the same place. All the leaders attended the SCO conference in Moscow in 2020 in virtual mode. It is known that the Dushanbe Summit in 2021 was held in virtual and physical attendance mode.
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