PM Modi Arrives In Tashkent To Attend SCO Summit

June 23, 2016 Author: Vishwagujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, arrived in Uzbekistan capital Tashkent on Thursday afternoon.

During his two-day visit, Prime Minister Modi will hold talks with the Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov on the sidelines of the summit.

India will sign a memorandum of obligations, paving the way for it become a full-fledged SCO member of the Organisation.

The membership will provide India an opportunity to have extended cooperation with members of the group including China and Pakistan.
Prime Minister Modi's meeting with President Xi Jinping assumes significance in the backdrop of India's attempts to get the membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

India’s entry into SCO as a full member will provide it an opportunity to have extended cooperation with member countries in areas of defence, security and counter-terrorism.