SCO Summit 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The special thing is that Chinese President Xi Jinping and PM Modi came face to face after the clash over Galwan Valley. During this, Russian President Vladimir Putin also accompanied him. Leaders of all nations participated in a group photo before the start of the summit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif are also attending the summit. The leaders started reaching Samarkand on Thursday morning, but PM Modi reached the historic city late in the evening. By then the formal dinner and other events were over.
PM Modi meeting
After the summit, PM Modi will hold bilateral talks with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Putin and Raisi. The special thing is that Chinese President Jinping was not seen in the pictures of the programs held on Thursday evening. Apparently he had decided to distance himself from these programs.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, on Thursday before leaving for Samarkand, the PM had said, “At the SCO summit, I would like to address topical, regional and international issues, the expansion of the SCO and the deepening of multifaceted and mutually beneficial cooperation within the organization.” Looking forward to exchanging ideas about making. Many decisions are likely to be taken under the Uzbek presidency regarding mutual cooperation in the fields of trade, economy, culture and tourism.
SCO member countries
Apart from India, the organization includes China, Russia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Before the meeting, all the leaders will be involved in a group photo. The special thing is that the Samarkand Declaration will be signed regarding the decisions taken during the meeting. Later, an official banquet will be hosted by the Uzbek President.
You can talk to PM Modi on these issues
Experts say that Reisi will raise the issue of resuming India’s oil purchases with Iran. It was put on hold in 2019 for fear of US sanctions. PM Modi will also visit the tomb of Islam Karimov, the first President of Uzbekistan, before leaving for India.