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SCO Summit 2019 Highlights: PM Modi accepts Vladimir Putin’s eastern economic forum invite in Vladivostok

Before leaving for Bishkek to participate in SCO Summit 2019, PM Narendra Modi said that the global security situation as well as economic cooperation will be on the agenda at summit.

By HT Correspondent | Jun 14, 2019 07:45 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.

The PM’s flight took a longer route to Bishkek, through the airspace of Oman, Iran and Central Asian countries, bypassing Pakistani airspace despite permission for overflight from Islamabad.

The government’s decision is a reflection of the frosty nature of bilateral ties with Pakistan since the standoff following the February 14 suicide attack in Pulwama by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force troopers.

A day before embarking on the visit in a statement on Wednesday, the PM said that the global security situation as well as economic cooperation will be on the agenda at summit, and asserted that his visit to the Central Asian country will strengthen India’s ties with the SCO member states.

The prime minister also plans to plans to meet several leaders bilaterally on the sidelines of the SCO Summit.

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8:21 pm IST

Had wide-ranging discussions on ways to further boost the India-Russia strategic relationship: PM Modi

The meeting with President Putin was excellent. We had wide-ranging discussions on ways to further boost the India-Russia strategic relationship.

We look forward to increased trade and people-to-people linkages with Russia: Narendra Modi.

 

7:40 pm IST

There was no discussion on any international or regional issue: Vijay Gokhale

Foreign Secretary, Vijay Gokhale in Bishkek on PM Narendra Modi’s meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin: There was no discussion on any international or regional issue as the focus was entirely on how to make Prime Minister’s visit for the next annual summit successful.

 

7:39 pm IST

Various subjects pertaining to India-Russia relations were discussed during PM Modi, Vladimir Putin’s meet

PM @narendramodi and President Putin had a wonderful meeting in Bishkek.

Various subjects pertaining to India-Russia relations were discussed during the meeting:PMO.

 

7:21 pm IST

There will be a Russia, India and China trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Osaka, Japan: Vijay Gokhale

Foreign Secretary, Vijay Gokhale in Bishkek: It is planned that there will be a Russia, India and China trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, reports news agency ANI.

7:16 pm IST

Russian President invites PM Modi to be main guest at Eastern Economic Forum, Russia

Foreign Secraetary,Vijay Gokhale in Bishkek on PM Modi’s meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin: President Putin has invited the PM to be the main guest at Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia in early September, and PM Modi has accepted the invitation.

 

7:06 pm IST

PM Modi reviews bilateral relations with Russia to further strengthen strategic relationship: MEA

A special partner, a privileged relationship!

PM @narendramodi met with @KremlinRussia_E Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of #SCOSummit in #Bishkek. Reviewed all aspects of bilateral relations to further strengthen the strategic relationship: MEA

 

7:05 pm IST

‘I am very grateful for your support for rifle manufacturing unit in Amethi: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold delegation level talks. PM says ‘I am very grateful for your support for the rifle manufacturing unit in Amethi’.

 

6:33 pm IST

PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold delegation level talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold delegation level talks on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Bishkek.

 

6:16 pm IST

PM Modi had a brief discussion on Pakistan: Vijay Gokhale

Foreign Secretary,Vijay Gokhale in Bishkek: There was a brief discussion on Pakistan. PM recalled that he has made efforts and these efforts have been derailed,that Pakistan needs to create atmosphere free of terror and at this stage we do not see this happening. We expect it to take concrete action, reports news agency ANI.

6:11 pm IST

India has been able to resolve long pending issues like listing of Masood Azhar: Vijay Gokhale

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on PM Modi’s meet with China’s President: PM noted what had improved between two sides is strategic communication and in that context,we have been able to resolve long pending issues like opening of Bank of China branch in India and issue related to listing of Masood Azhar.

 

6:09 pm IST

PM Modi welcomes Xi Jinping to India for next formal summit: Foreign Secretary,Vijay Gokhale

Foreign Secretary,Vijay Gokhale in Bishkek: PM specifically conveyed to President Jinping and he agreed that both sides need to raise our expectations from the relationship. PM welcomed him to India for next informal summit, President Xi Jinping confirmed his readiness to visit India this year, reports news agency ANI.

5:58 pm IST

Had an extremely fruitful meeting with President Xi Jinping: PM Modi

PM Modi tweets: Had an extremely fruitful meeting with President Xi Jinping. Our talks included the full spectrum of India-China relations.

We shall continue working together to improve economic and cultural ties between our nations.

Read more: PM Modi holds ‘extremely fruitful meeting’ with Xi Jinping on sidelines of SCO summit

 

5:32 pm IST

PM Modi had a warm meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping: MEA

Building on the momentum of high-level exchanges, PM @narendramodi had a warm meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Leaders discussed all aspects of enriching our bilateral relations and recognised the positive role of strategic communication in deepening our partnership: MEA.

 

5:24 pm IST

PM Modi thanked Xi Jinping for his message after victory in general elections

PM Narendra Modi thanked Xi Jinping for his message after victory in general elections.

 

4:56 pm IST

China hinted that President Xi would highlight need to forge front against Donald Trump’s policies of trade protectionism

Ahead of the meeting, China hinted that President Xi would highlight the need to forge a united front against US President Donald Trump’s policies of trade protectionism and unilateralism using tariffs as a weapon, reports news agency PTI.

4:54 pm IST

Deepening friendship with China: PMO

Deepening friendship with China: PMO

 

4:46 pm IST

PM Modi holds delegation level talks with Xi Jinping

Bishkek: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds delegation level talks with China President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the SCO Summit.

 

4:28 pm IST

India to hold meeting with Kyrgyzstan on June 14

The MEA has revealed that India would be holding a meeting with host nation Kyrgyzstan on June 14.

Read more: Narendra Modi embarks on 2-day visit for SCO summit

1:45 pm IST

Warm welcome for PM Modi at Bishkek airport

PM Modi was given a warm welcome upon his arrival at Bishkek airport. Though he will hold some bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit, no bilateral meeting has been planned between him and Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan.

PM Modi upon his arrival at Bishkek airport ( Twitter / MEAIndia )

1:40 pm IST

Modi to hold meetings with Putin, Xi

The Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the SCO summit.

1:29 pm IST

PM Modi lands at Bishkek

PM Modi lands at Bishkek, Krygyzstan’s capital. He is there to attend the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit there.

1:20 pm IST

PM Modi to address India-Kyrgyz Business Forum

Before leaving for the SCO summit, PM Modi tweeted about his engagements in Bishkek, including jointly addressing the first meeting of India-Kyrgyz Business Forum, an endeavour to promote commercial linkages between our nations.