06:21 GMT27 January 2020
Listen Live
    Politics
    Get short URL
    0 64
    Subscribe

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent on Thursday, Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Vikas Swarup said in a statement.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — India, along with Pakistan, is expected to sign a preliminary SCO membership memorandum at the ongoing summit.

    "President Xi welcomed India’s accession to the SCO and said it would strengthen it. Prime Minister Modi thanked President Xi for China’s support to India’s membership of the SCO. Prime Minister Modi urged China to make a fair and objective assessment of India’s application and judge it on its own merit," the statement said.

    ​The SCO is a political, economic and military alliance that includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

    Related:

    Putin: SCO is in High Demand in the Region
    India Glad to Become SCO Member Soon, Hopes for Fruitful Cooperation - PM
    SCO Meeting Likely to Deepen Regional Security Cooperation
    SCO Summit Marks Fresh Start, Xi Says
    Tags:
    Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping, India, China
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik