Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will face each other for the first time today amid the ongoing border dispute in Ladakh. The meeting will take place at a virtual meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to be held in Russia. Explain that along with China and Russia, India is also an active member of this faction. Russia is hosting this meeting. It is said that Russian President Vladimir Putin will chair it.
PM Modi and Jinping will be face to face
This is the third meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization that Prime Minister Modi is joining India this time. In two previous meetings, India was represented by Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh and Minister of Foreign Affairs S Jaishankar. It was around this time that India’s two leaders explicitly cautioned against India’s position in separate meetings with their Chinese counterparts.
Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued statement
Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the Indian delegation to the 20th SCO Council of Heads of Country Summit. This meeting will be held online on November 10. The SCO meeting will be chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Imran Khan will also participate
Pakistan announced Monday that Prime Minister Imran Khan will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) conference to be held online Tuesday. Country heads and four observer countries from the eight SCO members will also be involved.
What issues can be discussed
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other senior officials from SCO member countries will discuss a number of hot topics. At this conference, many topics will be discussed, such as how to deal with the growing threat of terrorism and the impact of the corona virus on the economy.
What is SCO
China dominates the SCO of eight countries. This regional group represents 42 percent of the world’s population and 20 percent of global GDP. China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are the founding members of the SCO. SCO is headquartered in Beijing. India and Pakistan joined this group in 2017.