“Today’s era is not of war”: PM Modi to Putin during bilateral meeting

Samarkand [Uzbekistan]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a reciprocal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the SCO summit right here as well as claimed “today’s age isn’t of battle” while emphasising the demand to discover ways to attend to the troubles of food, gas safety and fertilizers.
“Today’s era isn’t of war as well as I have actually talked to you concerning it on the call. Today we’ll obtain the chance to discuss how can we progress on the path of tranquility. India-Russia has stayed together with each other for several decades,” the Head of state said. “We spoke on the phone numerous times about India-Russia bilateral relations as well as also on different issues. We should find ways to address the issues of food, fuel safety as well as plant foods. I wish to give thanks to Russia & Ukraine for assisting us to leave our students from Ukraine,” he included.
In his remarks, the Russian President stated that he knows about India’s position and concerns relating to the Ukraine problem.
“I learn about your setting on Ukraine’s dispute and also your issues. We want all of this to end as soon as possible. We will maintain you abreast of what is taking place there,” Putin claimed.
Russia had launched an unique military operation in Ukraine in February this year.
Uzbekistan is the existing chair of SCO 2022 whereas India will certainly be the following chair of the Shanghai Participation Organisation.
Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping have praised India for the SCO Presidency in 2023 during the meeting of the increased circle of the Heads of SCO.
This is the first in-person SCO Summit after the Covid pandemic hit the globe. The last in-person SCO Presidents Top was held in Bishkek in June 2019.
The SCO currently makes up 8 Participant States (China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and also Uzbekistan), four Viewer States thinking about acceding to complete subscription (Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and also Mongolia) and also six “Dialogue Partners” (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka as well as Turkey).
The Shanghai Five, formed in 1996, became the Shanghai Collaboration Organisation (SCO) in 2001 with the addition of Uzbekistan. With India as well as Pakistan going into the grouping in 2017 and the choice to confess Tehran as a full participant in 2021, SCO turned into one of the largest multilateral organisations, making up virtually 30 percent of the international GDP and 40 percent of the globe’s population.

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