PM Modi Arrives in India After Wrapping up Two-Day Visit to China
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the SCO Summit in Qingdao, China
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the SCO Summit in Qingdao, China(Photo Courtesy: ANI)

PM Modi Arrives in India After Wrapping up Two-Day Visit to China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in India on Sunday, 10 June, after wrapping up his two-day visit to China during which he attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit and held nearly half a dozen bilateral meetings, including with President Xi Jinping.

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  • President Xi on Saturday accepted PM Modi’s invitation for an informal summit in 2019
  • PM Modi and President Xi discussed the implementation of decisions taken at the informal summit in Wuhan in May
  • India and Pakistan are unlikely to hold a formal meeting

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China, India Will Never be Apart: Indian Ambassador to China

Ahead of the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi, Indian ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale said that the two countries would work out their differences to ensure progress and prosperity for both.

According to The Times of India, Bambawale stated that the Wuhan meeting was significant in allowing the two countries to arrive at a consensus, saying, "We are not going to be going away from each other or apart from each other. We are going to do this together". Bambawale added that the summit to be held in China stood for “multi-polarity” and sent the message that big countries could exist in peace with other countries.

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India-Pak Unlikely to Hold Bilateral Meeting

PM Modi will hold one-on-one meetings with other state leaders attending the summit. However, India and Pakistan are unlikely to hold a formal meeting, reported ANI.

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PM Modi Likely to Speak on Terrorism, Trade

In his address at the two-day SCO summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will arrive in Qingdao on Saturday, is likely to articulate India's position on dealing with major challenges facing the world including ways to tackle terrorism, and boosting trade and investment in the region.

This will be India’s first SCO summit since it became a full member in 2017.

The summit in this eastern Chinese port city is taking place under the shadow of Washington's pull out from the Iran nuclear deal, its sanctions regime against Russia, and frictions with China over the trade tariffs.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Departs for China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has departed for China's Qingdao to attend the 18th SCO summit beginning today, reported ANI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi departs for China.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi departs for China.
(Photo: ANI)
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Narendra Modi Arrives in China for Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in China's Qingdao. This is Modi's second visit to China in a little over five weeks. He was in the Chinese city of Wuhan on 27 and 28 April to attend an informal summit with President Xi Jinping. He is staying at the Hotel Le Meridien in Quingdao, where he was greeted on arrival by many Indians.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI.)

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Leaders of Other SCO States Also Reach China's Qingdao

Leaders from SCO member states, including Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Mamnoon Hussain also arrived in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province to attend the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit from 9-10 June.

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Pakistan and Iran to Further Bolster Economic Relations

Pakistan and Iran have agreed to further bolster their economic relations, the Twitter handle of the Pakistan government posted. This understanding came at a meeting between President Mamnoon Hussain and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in Qingdao, China. Both the leaders are on a visit to China to attend the SCO summit.

KEY EVENT

Vladimir Putin Meets Presidents of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin met the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on the sidelines of the SCO summit on Saturday, 9 June.

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Modi, Xi Discuss Bilateral Ties in Qingdao

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks in Qingdao on the sidelines of the SCO summit on Saturday, 9 June, covering various aspects of bilateral cooperation, indicating efforts by both the countries to maintain the momentum in ties after their informal summit in Wuhan.

The meeting between the leaders of the two Asian powers came nearly six weeks after they held an informal summit in the Chinese city of Wuhan with an aim to solidify ties in various areas and ensuring better coordination between the border guarding forces of the two countries after the Doklam standoff last year.

SCO Secretary General Calls on PM Modi, Hails India's Contributions to Bloc

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Rashid Alimov in Qingdao and had meaningful discussions with him on ways through which India's participation can strengthen the bloc.

The meeting came hours after Modi landed in the picturesque coastal city of China's Shandong province.

Prime Minister Modi Meets Uzbekistan President in China

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@narendramodi)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in China's Qingdao.

In a tweet Modi wrote, “Ties between our nations have their roots in history. We reviewed the full range of the India-Uzbekistan friendship, especially ways to boost economic and cultural cooperation.”

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India, China Sign Two MoUs

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia)

Following PM Modi’s meeting with Chinese President Xi, two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed. One was on sharing hydrological information of Brahmaputra river by China to India and the other was on amendment of Protocol on phytosanitary requirements for exporting rice from India to China to include non-Basmati rice.

PM Modi Interacts With Leaders of other SCO Member Countries

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia)
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Vijay Gokhale Addresses the media on PM Modi's China Visit

Speaking to the media, Foreign Secretary, Vijay Gokhale said that one of the important outcome of today’s meeting was that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s has accepted PM Modi’s invitation for an informal summit in 2019.

Calling the meeting between PM Modi and Xi Jinping a substantive one, Gokhale said, “President Xi Jinping began by making positive assessment of Wuhan summit. He described it as 'a new starting point' in our bilateral relations while PM described it as 'milestone in our relations'.”

Gokhale also announced that a new people to people mechanism will be set up between India and China, the first meeting for which will be held this year.

“The Indian side will be headed by the External Affairs Ministry, while the Chinese side will be headed by the state council and Foreign Minister Wang Yi,” Gokhale added.

PM Modi Meets President of Tajikistan in China

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan, on the sidelines of the SCO summit.

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India, China to Identify Projects in Capacity Building in Afghanistan

India and China agreed that they will jointly move forward in identifying a specific project in the area of capacity building in Afghanistan, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale told the media on Saturday, 9 June.

During the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan in April, the two leaders had agreed to undertake a joint India-China economic project in Afghanistan.

Modi today had detailed discussions with Xi on bilateral and global issues on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.

Gokhale said that on Afghanistan there was a brief discussion on the projects.

One of the outcomes of today's meeting between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi is that India and China have agreed that they will move forward in identifying a specific project initially in the area of capacity building, he said.

"But it would be a joint project in Afghanistan so we now have to begin the process of identifying it," Gokhale said.

PM Narendra Modi Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

PM Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping and shared a handshake ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao, China, reported ANI.

PM Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping and shared a handshake.
PM Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping and shared a handshake.
(Photo: ANI)

Putin, Modi, Attend SCO Summit

PM Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend the SCO Summit 2018 in China's Qingdao.

PM Modi at the SCO summit.
PM Modi at the SCO summit.
(Photo Courtesy: MEA)
PM Modi with other world leaders at the SCO summit.
PM Modi with other world leaders at the SCO summit.
(Photo Courtesy: MEA)

PM Modi Addresses SCO Leaders, Talks About Tourism, Terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, 10 June, said that connectivity with the neighbourhood and in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) region is India's priority as he stressed that his country was committed to extend full cooperation to a successful outcome of the Summit.

Noting that only 6 percent of foreign tourists in India are from SCO countries, the prime minister said this can easily be doubled.

"Increasing awareness of our shared cultures can help boost this number.We will organise a SCO food festival and a Buddhist festival in India," he said.

Citing Afghanistan as an "unfortunate example" of effect of terrorism, Modi said he hoped the brave steps towards peace taken by President Ashraf Ghani will be respected by all in the region, apparently referring to a cease-fire announced by the Afghan leader for the Eid festival.

Watch: PM Modi, Xi, Putin at the Signing Ceremony of the SCO Summit

Ratified Action Plan for Long Term Friendship: Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the SCO nations ratified an action plan for implementing the treaty on long term friendship.

“We have had an in-depth exchange of views on major international and regional issues. We have ratified an action plan for implementing the treaty on long term good neighborliness, friendship and co-operation of the SCO member states,” said Jinping.

Watch: PM Modi and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain Shake Hands

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain shake hands after signing of agreements between SCO nations, in China's Qingdao.

PM Modi Holds a Meeting with President of Kazakhstan

PM Narendra Modi held a meeting with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on the sidelines of SCO Summit in China's Qingdao.

PM Modi with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev
PM Modi with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev
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Entry of India, Pakistan into SCO to Bolster Grouping's Strength: President Xi

The entry of India and Pakistan into the SCO would bolster its strength, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday as he welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain to the eight-member grouping.

Prime Minister Modi and Pakistan President Hussain are attending the summit for the first time after both countries were were admitted as members of the Beijing-based Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) last year.

Xi, also host of the 18th SCO summit, in his opening remarks said that the presence of Prime Minister Modi and Pakistan President Hussain at the meeting here in the east Chinese port city was "of great historic significance."

MEA Addresses Media Post SCO Summit

PM Modi Meets President of Kyrgyzstan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in China's Qingdao.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov
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PM Modi Leaves for India

PM Narendra Modi departed for India from Qingdao, China, following his participation in annual summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). He also held a bilateral meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of the meeting.

PM Modi Arrives in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Delhi after his two-day visit to China. He attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit and held a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Qingdao.

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