PM Modi leaves to attend SCO, to meet Putin on conference sidelines

According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely speak on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit. On Thursday night, the prime minister will fly into Samarkand for the conference.

President Putin and Prime Minister Modi will address Russian-Indian collaboration inside the UN and G20 during the SCO conference, according to Russian Presidential advisor Yuri Ushakov, who spoke to the media.

“A conversation on the international agenda with Modi will also take place, the sides will discuss issues of strategic stability, the situation in the Asia Pacific Region, and, of course, cooperation within major multilateral formats, such as the UN, the G20, and the SCO,” Ushakov said, Russian news agency TASS reported.

“This is particularly important because India will preside in the UN Security Council in December, and in 2023, India will lead the SCO and also chair the G20,” he said.

The two leaders spoke on July 1 and discussed how the decisions made during President Putin’s visit to India in December 2021 had been carried out.

Source: Indian Express

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