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SCO Summit: PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held separate bilateral talks with presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia on the sidelines of the SCO summit.

Published: 10th June 2018 03:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2018 03:11 PM   |  A+A-

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Tajikistan President Imomali Rakhmon, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain pose for a photo prior to their talks at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao. | AP

By PTI

QINGDAO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held separate bilateral talks with Presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia on the sidelines of the SCO summit here to further strengthen India's ties with the three resource-rich countries.

India attaches great significance to ties with Kazakhstan.

"Had a wonderful meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev on the sidelines of the SCO Summit," Modi said in a tweet.

Modi met Nazarbayev and invited his country to join the International Solar Alliance, an initiative announced in 2015 whose primary objective is to work for efficient exploitation of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

"PM Narendra Modi invited Kazakhstan to join the International Solar Alliance and the President of Kazakhstan responded positively," said Ruchi Ghanashyam, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Modi also met President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov on the sidelines of the summit.

"Glad to have met the President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov. We deliberated on ways to add strength to our vibrant bilateral partnership," Modi tweeted.

He also held bilateral talks with Mongolia President Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga.

"Strategic partnership based on deep civilizational, historical and cultural linkages! PM Modi met the President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga on the sidelines of SCO Summit in Qingdao," said MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.

Modi held nearly half a dozen bilateral meetings with leaders of other SCO countries.

Prime Minister Modi yesterday had separate meetings with the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon on the sidelines of the summit here and discussed a range of topics with them to further strengthen India's ties with the resource-rich Central Asian countries.



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  • Kamlesh Shah

    Great vizan longest releshan tomorrow benefits of India
    3 years ago reply
  • Narindar Kumar Sharma

    Very good initiative by Modiji. It shall improve trade relationship with these resource rich countries.
    3 years ago reply
  • Raveendran Pillai

    Another great achievement for New India.
    3 years ago reply
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