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Astana SCO Summit Live: Terrorism a Major Threat to Humanity, Says Modi

News18.com | June 9, 2017, 4:01 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Summit (SCO) summit in Kazakhstan. Speaking at the summit later, Modi thanked the grouping for making India a full member.

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Jun 9, 2017 4:01 pm (IST)

As an SCO member, India is expected to have a bigger say in pressing for concerted action in dealing with terrorism as well as on issues relating to security and defence in the region

Jun 9, 2017 4:01 pm (IST)

Capping a two-year-long process, India and Pakistan today became full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a China-dominated security grouping that is increasingly seen as a counterweight to NATO. India's membership was strongly pushed by Russia while Pakistan's entry into the grouping was backed by China. With the expansion of the grouping, the SCO will now represent over 40% of humanity and nearly 20% of the global GDP.

Jun 9, 2017 2:36 pm (IST)
Jun 9, 2017 2:12 pm (IST)

CNN-News18's Zakka Jacob reports from Astana: Just a handshake will not help resolves issues between New Delhi and Islamabad. It could be a ice-breaker but beyond that nothing much to read into it.

Jun 9, 2017 2:08 pm (IST)

Impossible to reach a solution till all make concerted efforts, on radicalization, terrorist recruitment, training and financing issues, says PM Modi at the SCO summit 

Jun 9, 2017 2:06 pm (IST)

I congratulate India for joining the SCO family. We fully support the SCO's fight against terrorism. We should leave a legacy of peace for future generation and not a toxic harvest of conflict and animosity. Let's create shared spaces for all, said Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Jun 9, 2017 2:04 pm (IST)

Terrorism is a major threat to humanity. We will have to make coordinated efforts to counter the menace of terrorism. The SCO can now also devote its attention towards climate change, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the SCO summit in Astana

Jun 9, 2017 2:01 pm (IST)

We may have gotten the membership now but our relations with this group are long, around 12 years long. The relationship we share with the members of SCO are historical. We will continue to work together. Connectivity among SCO nations is our priority, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the SCO summit in Astana

Jun 9, 2017 1:57 pm (IST)

PM Narendra Modi is speaking at the SCO Summit in Kazakhstan

Jun 9, 2017 1:34 pm (IST)

Watch the SCO summit Live

Jun 9, 2017 1:33 pm (IST)
Jun 9, 2017 1:33 pm (IST)
Jun 9, 2017 1:14 pm (IST)

CNN-News18's Zakka Jacob reports from Astana: Although it is a tight schedule, PM Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may have a photo op or small talk after the summit but there will not be any structured dialogue between the two.

Jun 9, 2017 1:02 pm (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the hall for the SCO summit. All leaders pose for photo op and then move into the hall

Jun 9, 2017 12:31 pm (IST)

CNN-News18's Zakka Jacob reports from Astana: During his meet with Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping wanted India to join the One Belt, One Road project. Summit to officially kick off in a few minutes

Jun 9, 2017 12:24 pm (IST)
Jun 9, 2017 11:42 am (IST)

SCO Summit host nation Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev walks into the main hall of the summit along with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Nursultan's opening statements soon

Jun 9, 2017 11:38 am (IST)

CNN-News18's Zakka Jacob reports from Astana: Modi and Sharif had an informal chat. A meet-and-greet. Even small talk between leaders of both nations, at such a time, is heartening to see. The delegations from other countries already present in the main hall. 

Jun 9, 2017 11:34 am (IST)

CNN-News18's Zakka Jacob reports from Astana: India has made it clear that it wants full membership of NSG, China has been the roadblock. Even the Chamoli issue came up during the Modi-Xi meet. Both leaders emphasised the need to continue talking and iron out issues. The summit will formally begin in about an hour and will go on for about 2-2.5 hours. Modi expected to make a media statement after the summit. India and Pakistan will have a formal induction ceremony after the summit. PM Modi will attend the Indian pavilion at the Astana Expo. 

Jun 9, 2017 11:27 am (IST)

PM Narendra Modi's meet with Uzbek PM Shavkat Mirziyoyev ends. PM tweets, ' We discussed ways to boost India-Uzbekistan relations, especially economic cooperation.'

Jun 9, 2017 10:54 am (IST)

Uzbek PM Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Narendra Modi discuss need to deepen bilateral cooperation between both countries

Jun 9, 2017 10:42 am (IST)
Jun 9, 2017 10:41 am (IST)
Jun 9, 2017 10:33 am (IST)

CNN-News18's Zakka Jacob reports from Astana: The meeting got over sooner than expected. This looks like a more routine conversation and ironing out of smaller issues. China hearing out India's concerns.

Jun 9, 2017 10:31 am (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping ends. PM Modi moves on to meet Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Jun 9, 2017 10:28 am (IST)

CNN-News18's Zakka Jacob reports from Astana: India has been wanting to get involved in connectivity projects with its neighbours.

Jun 9, 2017 10:18 am (IST)

CNN-News18's Zakka Jacob reports from Astana: The Chinese feel that the South China sea issue is an infringement over their territory. That is why they raise the stakes every time India does not buldge. India needs to find a way to keep CPEC issue away and talk of other things

Jun 9, 2017 10:18 am (IST)

Vivek Katju, Former MEA Secretary tells CNN-News18: Whenever an Indian Prime Minister meets his Pakistani counterpart there is a shadow presence of the Pakistani Army

Jun 9, 2017 10:10 am (IST)

Vivek Katju, Former MEA Secretary tells CNN-News18: A major breakthrough might not happen but both sides will look for the right signal. 

Jun 9, 2017 10:08 am (IST)

CNN-News18's Zakka Jacob reports from Astana: Both sides may not spend too much time discussing boundary issue. India would never consider a 'swap' as a resolution to Tawang issue. China is going to push India to join the One Belt, One Road project. Don't think either side is looking for a major breakthrough, but will keep the door open for one.

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