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PM Modi, Kazakh President Nazarbayev discuss ways to expand bilateral ties

The Prime Minister will address the SCO Summit on Friday and is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping amid growing differences between the two countries over a host of issues.

india Updated: Jun 08, 2017 19:52 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana on Thursday. (PMO)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called on Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev here and discussed ways to expand bilateral ties.

He met Nazarbayev soon after arriving on a two-day visit during which he will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit where India and Pakistan will be inducted as full members of the bloc.

“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.

“I look forward to deepening India’s association with the SCO which will help us in economic, connectivity and counter- terrorism cooperation, among other things,” Prime Minister Modi said ahead of his visit here.

The Prime Minister will address the SCO Summit on Friday and is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping amid growing differences between the two countries over a host of issues.

There is also speculation about a possible meeting between Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to ease the growing tension between the two neighbours.