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Asthana SCO Summit Live: PM Modi In Astana, May Meet Xi on Day 2 of Meet

News18.com | June 8, 2017, 6:01 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi may meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana where India and Pakistan will become full members of the bloc. There is, however, no meeting scheduled between Modi and his Pakistani counterparty Nawaz Sharif.

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Jun 8, 2017 6:01 pm (IST)
Modi meets Kazakh President

PM Narendra Modi called on Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev here and discussed ways to expand bilateral ties. “Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, met PM @narendramodi and discussed ways to expand bilateral ties,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

Jun 8, 2017 4:41 pm (IST)
Jun 8, 2017 3:22 pm (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Astana

Jun 8, 2017 12:11 pm (IST)

Sources to CNN-News18 - No structured dialogue with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif... Narendra Modi meeting with Chinese counterpart as scheduled. Sharif is set to meet Russian and Uzbekistan heads of state. The leaders of Pakistan and China o not have an appointment with eah other. Greetings exchange with Nawaz Sharif will be part of routine diplomacy

Jun 8, 2017 11:50 am (IST)
Jun 8, 2017 11:03 am (IST)

CLICK TO READ | India to Gain Full Membership of SCO at Astana Summit

India will be admitted as a full​ member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) during the summit of the regional grouping on June 8-9 in Kazakhstan, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present.

Jun 8, 2017 10:03 am (IST)

Highlighting the advantages of joining the regional grouping, GV Srinivas, joint secretary of the Eurasia division in the MEA, said one of the aspects deals with economy, connectivity and trade, while another aspect focuses on terrorism which includes protection of classified information. He said 38 different documents have been signed by India to be a part of the body.

Jun 8, 2017 10:02 am (IST)

India had been an observer country at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation since 2005 and had applied for a full membership in 2014. Founded in 2001, the SCO currently has six members — China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. It is headquartered in Chinese capital of Beijing.

Jun 8, 2017 10:01 am (IST)

There is, however, no meeting scheduled between Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterparty Nawaz Sharif.

Jun 8, 2017 10:00 am (IST)

Apart from China, there is also the possibility of a meeting between India and Kazakhstan, the largest supplier of uranium to India.

Jun 8, 2017 10:00 am (IST)

India and Pakistan will become full members of the China-dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) during the summit of the regional grouping on in Kazakhstan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit at Kazakh capital Astana. 

Asthana SCO Summit Live: PM Modi In Astana, May Meet Xi on Day 2 of Meet
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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