Newshub18 :Modi-Putin is sitting in the meeting.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin will participate in the meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing SCO regional conference in Uzbekistan. Trade and geopolitics will be discussed in the bilateral meeting on Friday. However, it is not known whether Modi will have a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of this conference. News from NDTV.
Modi arrived in Samarkand on Thursday evening to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit. He officially joined the conference today, taking a group photo with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders of other member states.
This is the first time Modi and Xi Jinping have met since the clash between Indian and Chinese troops along the Ladakh border in 2020. Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and leaders of several Central Asian countries also attended the conference.
After the conference today, Narendra Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the Kremlin, the two leaders will discuss strategic stability, the situation in the Asia Pacific region and bilateral cooperation between the G20 and the United Nations.
Modi will also hold meetings with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of Iran Ibrahim Raisi.NDTV asked Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra whether there will be any meeting between Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the SCO conference. He said, “When the schedule of the Prime Minister’s bilateral meeting is published, you will know everything.”
Due to the corona epidemic, the first conference is being held in person after two years. The SCO conference will have two sessions. Only member states will participate in a session. And in another session, the special guests invited by the observer and president countries can be present.SCO was formed in 2001. Six of the eight full member countries of the organization are its founding members. These are China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. India and Pakistan joined the organization as full members in 2017