PM Narendra Modi leaves for home after attending SCO summit

By: | Published: June 24, 2016 7:47 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wrapped up his two-day visit here during which he attended the annual summit of the the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and held talks...

Narendra modiModi, who had arrived here yesterday, held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Uzbek President Islam Karimov yesterday.(Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wrapped up his two-day visit here during which he attended the annual summit of the the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and held talks with Presidents of China, Russia and three other Central Asian countries.

The Prime Minister was here primarily to attend the annual SCO summit which today kick-started the process for India’s accession into the the grouping as its full member.

In his address at the SCO summit, Modi said its partnership with India will help protect the region from threats of radicalisation, violence and terror.

He said India’s membership of the SCO will drive economic growth in the region.

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Modi, who had arrived here yesterday, held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Uzbek President Islam Karimov yesterday.

Today he held bilateral talks with Russia President Vladimir Putin during which they discussed ways to step up cooperation in the civil nuclear energy and hydrocarbon sector.

Modi also held talks with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and explored ways to expand cooperation in areas of trade and investment.

“Thank you Tashkent! A short but productive visit for the SCO Summit ends as PM @narendramodi departs for India,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted as Modi departed for New Delhi.

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