SCO Summit 2018: PM Modi heads to China
SCO Summit 2018: PM Modi heads to China


New Delhi [India], June 9 (NT): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning left for China's Qingdao to be present at the two-day long 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Regarding the summit On Friday, the Prime Minister posted a message on his official Facebook account.

"The SCO has a rich agenda for cooperation, ranging from fighting terrorism, separatism and extremism to promoting cooperation in connectivity, commerce, customs, law, health and agriculture; protecting the environment and mitigating disaster risk, and fostering people-to-people relations," Prime Minister Modi stated.

PM also informed that he would be holding multiple meetings with the heads of various SCO member states on the sidelines of the summit.

Worth mention here this will be India's first participation in the summit as a full-time member of the organization. India, along with Pakistan has become the full-time member during Astana summit in June 2017.

Prime Minister Modi is also planned to hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping apart from holding meetings with various other participating leaders.

Apart from this the member-countries, including India, Pakistan, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, are likely to ink the Qingdao Declaration.

The announcement will hold details of the momentous mechanism for resisting the international terror activities.

It is noted that SCO is a permanent intergovernmental international organization that focuses on strengthening mutual trust and neighborliness among the member states. This is also promote effective cooperation among countries in politics, trade, the economy, research, technology and culture, and making joint efforts to uphold and ensure peace, security and stability in the region.

On a related note The SCO has two sub-divisions including Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) and SCO Secretariat. (NT)



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