In his address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit at Astana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for coordinated efforts to counter the menace of terrorism.
“Will have to make coordinated efforts to counter the menace of terrorism. It is impossible to reach a solution till all make concerted efforts on radicalisation, terrorist recruitment, training and financing issues,” PM Narendra Modi said.
“After 12 years of observation, will get membership of SCO. Want to thank all members for their support,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit amid growing differences between the two countries over a host of issues, including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and India’s NSG membership bid.
The meeting between the two leaders assumes significance as this would be the first this year and taking place after India boycotted the high-profile Belt and Road Forum held in Beiing last month in which 29 world leaders took part.
PM Modi arrived in the Kazakh capital on Thursday on a two-day visit to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit where India and Pakistan are to be inducted as full members of the bloc.