During the SCO summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of transit rights in the presence of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan.

Participating in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stated that SCO members should give rights to transit and increase connectivity. Modi’s reference was clear to Pakistan and its Premier Shehbaz Sharif was at the SCO leaders’ meeting.

Also, Prime Minister Trudeau highlighted the global impact on supply chains caused by covid-19. Covid-19 pandemic, as well as issues of food and energy security.

Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed support for India and the country is set to assume the presidency of SCO and host the summit next year.

In the time of turmoil across the globe following Moscow’s incursion into Ukraine along with China’s threatening posture toward Taiwan Prime Minister Modi arrived in Samarkand in Uzbekistan on Thursday night to attend this year’s summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

The Prime Minister’s plane arrived at a time other SCO officials were in attendance at the dinner held by Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, whose country is currently the chair of the organization. Modi was welcomed by the air terminal in Samarkand by Uzbekistan Premier Abdulla Aripov.

Modi attends the summit on Friday, alongside China president Xi Jinping, Russia President Vladimir Putin, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and Iran President Ebrahim Raisi.

This is the first person-to-person SCO Summit since the chiefs met in Bishkek located in Kyrgyzstan in June of 2019.

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