Chinese President Xi, India’s Modi hold talks in Qingdao
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in on the sidelines of the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in the coastal Chinese city of Qingdao on Saturday (June 09).
This is the second time in six weeks Modi is visiting China. Reportedly, India is likely to pitch for concerted regional and global action against terror networks and favour effective connectivity links to boost trade.
The annual SCO summit, which gets underway on Saturday, is expected to formulate a new strategy to better connect the respective national development strategies of member states so as to boost regional cooperation.
The SCO was established in Shanghai in 2001, with China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as founding members. In 2017, the SCO absorbed two new members –India and Pakistan.