SCO Summit 2018: PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held bilateral talks today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached China's Qingdao today and attended the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO summit. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that China had accepted PM Narendra Modi's invitation to Chinese President Xi Jinping to have an informal summit in India in 2019.
Apart from attending the regional summit, PM Modi held bilateral talks with heads of several countries. PM Modi also held a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping hours after his arrival. Prime Minister Modi and President Xi will take stock of the implementation of decisions taken at an informal summit last month in China's Wuhan.
Leaders of the eight Shanghai Cooperation Organisation members and four observer nations will attend the summit.
Here are the highlights of PM Modi's China visit for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit:
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that China has accepted PM Modi's invitation to have a similar informal summit in India in 2019, according to news agency ANI.
Bilateral Meeting Started Between PM Modi, Xi Jinping PM Modi Meets Rashid Alimov, Secretary General Of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
The Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO, Rashid Alimov, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held discussions with him on ways through which India's participation can strengthen the bloc, according to news agency PTI.
During his meeting with Modi, Alimov conveyed to him that the International Day of Yoga would be celebrated at the SCO Headquarters in Beijing on June 16.
It is for the first time the Indian prime minister will be attending the SCO summit after India along with Pakistan became full-fledged members of the grouping last year.
The SCO currently has eight member countries which represents around 42 per cent of the world's population and 20 per cent of the global GDP.
India was an observer at the SCO since 2005 and has generally participated in the ministerial-level meetings of the grouping which focus mainly on security and economic cooperation in the Eurasian region.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping held talks on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Summit or SCO Summit and indicated efforts by both the countries to maintain the momentum in ties after their informal summit in Wuhan, according to Press Trust of India.
The two leaders had a warm handshake and posed for photographs before their meeting.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit, which is being held in China's Qingdao city, will discuss enhancing cooperation in tackling terrorism, security threats, drugs and organised crimes, according to a Press Trust of India report.
All the eight members of the SCO built to ensure cooperation among its members including India, Pakistan, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan will participate the SCO summit 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Met Chinese President Xi Jinping, Held Bilateral Meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Rashid Alimov, Secretary-General, Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
PM Modi is likely to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, there is no bilateral meeting scheduled with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Hotel Le Meridien. He met members of the Indian diaspora in China.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to a Chinese girl at the airport as he arrived in Qingdao to take part in the 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
PM Modi is scheduled to hold the bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in China's Qingdao to attend the SCO summit.
"SCO focusses on political, economic, security and cultural cooperation and enables India to engage with Central Asian countries," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar wrote on Twitter after Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for China.
This is the first time India will be participating in the summit as a member. India was given the membership of the SCO in June 2017.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left today for Qingdao, China, to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO Summit. The PM will hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the event.