SCO Summit 2022: PM Modi To Meet Presidents of China & Russia
PM Modi is traveling to Uzbekistan for SCO Summit 2022, where he is likely to meet China’s President Xi Jinping & Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting, slated for September 15 and 16, 2022, will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his trip to Uzbekistan.
On the fringes of the Summit, it’s also expected that the Prime Minister will hold a few bilateral meetings.
According to reports from various agencies, PM Modi will have meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the two-day summit.
The SCO Summit is taking place while the border dispute between China and India gets worse.
After their meeting in Brasilia in 2019 as part of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), this will be the first time Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Jinping would be face to face.
On the margins of the SCO conference in Samarkand, PM Modi is expected to meet separately with Presidents of Russia and Uzbekistan, according to the news agencies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the summit and have bilateral discussions with a number of dignitaries, according to earlier comments made by Indian Ambassador to Uzbekistan Manish Prabhat.
Some bilateral discussions will take place on the fringes of the SCO, but the schedule of the meetings will be determined in due course, Ambassador Prabhat had previously told ANI in an exclusive interview. “Leaders of SCO member countries are convening after two years owing to the COVID pandemic.”
“Economic cooperation in the SCO is a significant subject, which, of course, will be considered in the SCO meetings,” he told ANI.
“When we are meeting with central Asian countries, we discuss connectivity which would enhance commerce, investment, and other interactions between Indian and central Asian countries.”
The summit is also anticipated to include the participation of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
The Shanghai Five, a mutual security pact established in 1996 by China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan, has been replaced by the SCO.
Uzbekistan joined this summit in 2001. Eight new countries, including India and Pakistan, were added to its membership on July 7, 2002.
India will take over as the SCO’s chair in the next SCO Summit, which is currently held by Uzbekistan.