SCO summit Updates: PM Modi To Russian President Vladimir Putin, "Today's Time Is Not A Time Of War"

SCO summit 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Samarkand last night and skipped the pre-summit events.

SCO summit Updates: PM Modi To Russian President Vladimir Putin, 'Today's Time Is Not A Time Of War'

SCO summit 2022: This is the first in-person summit of the bloc in two years.(File)

The 22nd regional summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) commenced in Samarkand, Uzbekistan today. This is the first in-person summit of the bloc in two years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Samarkand last night and skipped the pre-summit events including an informal dinner. PM Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin today and discussed the Ukraine war, bilateral and global issues.

Here are the Updates on SCO Summit 2022:

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Sep 16, 2022 23:47 (IST)
PM Modi Leaves Samarkand For India As SCO Summit Concludes
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left Samarkand for India as the 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit concluded.
PM Modi arrived in Samarkand on Thursday evening to attend the 22nd Summit of the Council of Heads of the SCO Member States (SCO-CoHS).
Sep 16, 2022 19:26 (IST)
India Takes Over SCO Rotating Presidency From Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan on Friday handed over the rotating presidency of the eight-member Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to India in this historic city of Samarkand.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired the 22nd SCO summit in Samarkand which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sep 16, 2022 18:51 (IST)
Now is not the time for war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday impressed upon Russian President Vladimir Putin as the Ukraine war enters its ninth month.
"Excellency, I know today's time is not a time for war," PM Modi told Putin in Samarkand as the two leaders began their first face-to-face meeting since Moscow's forces invaded Ukrainein February.

It is learnt that the two leaders discussed bilateral, regional and global issues on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. Read here.
Sep 16, 2022 18:47 (IST)
Sep 16, 2022 18:44 (IST)
Sep 16, 2022 18:39 (IST)
SCO: PM Modi Meets Russian President Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday held talks on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
It is the first meeting between the two leaders after the Ukraine conflict broke out in February this year.

It is learnt that the two leaders discussed bilateral, regional and global issues.
Sep 16, 2022 18:29 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi Meets Russian President Vladimir Putin
PM Narendra Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand.
Sep 16, 2022 16:35 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi Meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand. 
Sep 16, 2022 15:59 (IST)
At Shanghai Group Summit, PM Modi Calls For Transit Access Among SCO Nations
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called on the SCO to develop reliable and resilient supply chains to offset the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Ukraine crisis and said better connectivity and granting "full rights" of transit facilities by member states is important to achieve the goal.
Sep 16, 2022 15:56 (IST)
At Summit, Shehbaz Sharif Describes Pakistan As A “Sea Of Water” After Floods
Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday told the leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation that Pakistan looked like "a sea of water" after unprecedented floods hit his country and called for immediate action to tackle climate change.
Shehbaz Sharif was addressing the SCO's Council of Heads of State (CHS) Summit here in the Uzbek city of Samarkand, where he spoke about the climate catastrophe that has led to floods that killed more than 1,500 persons and affected over 33 million people.
Sep 16, 2022 15:21 (IST)
SCO Should Stage Major Sporting Event, Says Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin told a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Friday that the group should consider staging its own major sporting competition. "There are good opportunities to intensify sports cooperation with the prospect of holding major sporting events under the auspices of the SCO. To do this, we could think about creating an association of sports organisations under our association," he said.
Sep 16, 2022 14:04 (IST)
Peace In Afghanistan Will Ensure Peace In Pak, Other Neighburing Countries: Shehbaz Sharif
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Afghanistan having peace will ensure peace and security in his country and other nations in the region. "For this we will have to work together to support all good initiatives in Afghanistan - be it in education, healthcare, jobs, and agriculture," he said. It will be a big mistake if we ignore Afghanistan this time around, he said. 

"Pakistan faced floods and millions were displaced, 1,400 including 400 children got killed. These floods in Pakistan are most certainly induced by climate change. Our carbon emission is less than 1% yet we are facing this. Robust connectivity plan and then full transit rights will a natural outcome which will be a win-win for all," Shehbaz Sharif said.
Sep 16, 2022 13:42 (IST)
China's Xi Says Will Support India In Organising SCO Summit Next Year
Chinese president Xi Jinping today extended good wishes to India on taking over the chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and said he will support India in organising the 23rd summit of the block next year.
Sep 16, 2022 12:29 (IST)
Extended Meeting Of SCO Bloc's Regional Summit Begins
Extended meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation has begun with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the leaders of seven other countries joining in. These countries include Iran which will be declared a full member after Samarkand.
Sep 16, 2022 12:10 (IST)
PM Modi To Pay Floral Tribute To Uzbekistan's First President Islam Karimov
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a floral tribute to the first President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, who died in September 2016. (File picture)

Sep 16, 2022 11:12 (IST)
PM Modi, Other Leaders Of SCO Member States Pose For Group Photo

Sep 16, 2022 10:37 (IST)
Watch: "Splendid Welcome" For PM Modi In Uzbekistan
Sep 16, 2022 10:18 (IST)
PM Modi Arrives For Group Photo As Key Regional Summit Begins In Uzbekistan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived for a group photo session of the leaders of the member nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as its 22nd summit commenced today. He will also hold talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin later in the day.
Sep 16, 2022 10:06 (IST)
Watch: Pak PM's "Embarrassing" Moment At Meeting, Putin Laughs

In major "embarrassment", Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's failed attempt to put on his headphone evoked a laugh from Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting yesterday on the sidelines of a regional summit in Uzbekistan.
Sep 16, 2022 09:40 (IST)
PM Modi To Attend SCO Summit In Uzbekistan Today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today attend the first in-person summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in two years in the historic Uzbek city of Samarkand, which will deliberate on major regional security challenges and issues like trade, investment and energy supplies. PM Modi arrived in Samarkand last night to attend the summit of the eight-member SCO grouping which will also see the participation of Russia's Vladimir Putin, China's Xi Jinping, Iran's Ebrahim Raisi, Pakistan's Shehbaz Sharif, and other leaders from the Central Asian countries.
Sep 16, 2022 09:26 (IST)
China's Xi Skips Dinner With Leaders At SCO Summit Due To Covid Policy: Report
Chinese leader Xi Jinping stayed away from a dinner attended by 11 heads of states at a regional security summit in line with his delegation's COVID-19 policy, a source in the Uzbek government told Reuters. He was absent from group photographs published late yesterday when the leaders went for dinner. An Uzbek government source confirmed Xi's absence and said the Chinese delegation cited its COVID-19 policy as the reason.
Sep 16, 2022 09:22 (IST)
China Wants To Make Efforts With Russia To Assume Role Of Great Powers: Xi To Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met for their first face-to-face talks since the start of the conflict in Ukraine on Thursday, hailing their strategic ties in defiance of the West. Sitting across from each other at two long rounded tables and flanked by aides, the two leaders met on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in ex-Soviet Uzbekistan.

The meeting was part of Xi's first trip abroad since the early days of the pandemic. For Putin, it was a chance to show Russia has not been fully isolated despite Western efforts. "China is willing to make efforts with Russia to assume the role of great powers, and play a guiding role to inject stability and positive energy into a world rocked by social turmoil," Xi told Putin at the talks.
Sep 16, 2022 08:37 (IST)
China's Xi To Meet Iran President Raisi At Regional Summit: Report
Chinese President Xi Jinping will have his first face-to-face discussion with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi on Friday, state media reported. The meeting comes days after the Europen Union warned that negotiations to bring Iran and the US back into a nuclear deal curbing Tehran's nuclear programme are in "stalemate".
Sep 16, 2022 07:59 (IST)
Leaders Plant Trees Ahead Of SCO Regional Summit In Uzbekistan


Leaders of the member state of the SCO yesterday participated in a tree planting event near the Congress Centre in the venue complex. However, Chinese President Xi Jinping planted the tree separately along with the Uzbekistan President in the day time before the group events in the evening. PM Modi skipped the pre-summit event as he landed late yesterday in Samarkand.
Sep 16, 2022 07:26 (IST)
PM Modi's Engagements At SCO Summit 2022 Today
9:50 AM: SCO summit will begin

10:30 AM: Restricted 1+1 meeting of SCO leaders

12:10 PM: Extended meeting of SCO leaders

4:10 PM: Bilateral talks with Russia

4:50 PM: Bilateral talks with Uzbekistan

5:30 PM: Bilateral talks with Iran
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