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SCO summit 2018 LIVE updates: New people-to-people mechanism on cards

Modi and Xi are expected to explore ways to deepen ties in areas of trade and investment, besides reviewing overall India-China bilateral cooperation. Catch all the live updates here

BS Web Team | Agencies  |  New Delhi 

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PM Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping at SCO Summit 2018 | Photo: @narendramodi (twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Chinese President soon after his arrival in the port city of Qingdao, in China, where the two leaders are to take stock of the progress in implementing the decisions they had taken at their informal summit in Wuhan.  

India and China also signed agreements in the presence of PM Narendra Modi and President of China

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the annual (SCO) Summit, which will explore concrete ways to bolster cooperation in the fight against terrorism, extremism, and radicalisation, besides deliberating on pressing global issues.

Modi and Xi are expected to explore ways to deepen ties in areas of trade and investment, besides reviewing the overall India-China bilateral cooperation. 

The meeting is taking place weeks after the two leaders held an informal summit in the central Chinese city of Wuhan during which they exchanged views on solidifying the relationship between the two Asian powers.

Modi and Xi are likely to take stock of progress in the implementation of the decisions they had taken at the Wuhan informal summit, official sources said.

Modi is expected to hold nearly half a dozen bilateral meetings with leaders of other SCO countries.

It is for the first time that the Indian prime minister will be attending the after India, along with Pakistan, became a full-fledged member of the grouping, which has been increasingly seen as a counter to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. 

SCO summit 2018 LIVE updates: New people-to-people mechanism on cards

New people to people mechanism will be set up. On Indian side, it will be headed by EAM & on Chinese side, it'll be headed by state council & foreign minister Wang Yi. The first meeting of this mechanism will be held this year: Vijay Gokhale, Foreign Secretary in Qingdao #China pic.twitter.com/f0QfIv0bRd — ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2018

SCO summit 2018 LIVE updates: New people-to-people mechanism on cards

It was a substantive meeting, President Xi Jinping began by making positive assessment of Wuhan summit.He described it as 'a new starting point' in our bilateral relations. PM described it as 'milestone in our relations': Foreign Secy on bilateral meeting b/w PM Modi&Chinese Pres pic.twitter.com/zBhGwk38Bo — ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2018

SCO summit 2018 LIVE updates: New people-to-people mechanism on cards

One of the important outcomes of today's meeting was the Chinese side conveyed that they accepted PM's invitation to President Xi Jinping to have a similar informal summit in India in 2019: Vijay Gokhale, Foreign Secretary pic.twitter.com/CdwKCMeMZi — ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2018

SCO summit 2018 LIVE updates: New people-to-people mechanism on cards

#WATCH: MEA addresses media on PM Modi's first day of his visit to Qingdao https://t.co/s4vVIcOSRo — ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2018

SCO summit 2018 LIVE updates: New people-to-people mechanism on cards

Read: SCO Summit: Security, terrorism and drug control focal points of agenda All smiles in Qingdao...the Indian community extends an enthusiastic welcome to PM @narendramodi. pic.twitter.com/WKq4DFMSDm — PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 9, 2018

SCO summit 2018 LIVE updates: New people-to-people mechanism on cards

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in Qingdao, China. pic.twitter.com/GJ7C1qYYYF — ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2018

SCO summit 2018 LIVE updates: New people-to-people mechanism on cards

Following PM @narendramodi meeting with Chinese President Xi, two MoUs were signed - Sharing hydrological information of Brahmaputra river by China to India& amendment of Protocol on phytosanitary requirements for exporting rice from India to China to include non-Basmati rice pic.twitter.com/a9dg0Lu4pJ — Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 9, 2018

SCO summit 2018 LIVE updates: New people-to-people mechanism on cards

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had detailed discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping on bilateral and global issues which will add further vigour to the India-China friendship after their informal summit in Wuhan. The Indian community has distinguished itself in every part of the world. Their affection is absolutely humbling. Here are some pictures from Qingdao in China. pic.twitter.com/kbtgQBJ9EJ — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 9, 2018

SCO summit 2018 LIVE updates: New people-to-people mechanism on cards

India and China signed two bilateral agreements here on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. First MoU was regarding Brahmaputra River and the other one on the export of rice from India to China. China's Ministry of Water Resources and India's Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and, Ganga Rejuvenation signed the MoU under which China would provide hydrological information to India regarding the Brahmaputra River during the flood season. Further strengthening the positive momentum in the bilateral relationship generated at the #Wuhan Informal Summit, PM @narendramodi had a warm and forward looking meeting with Chinese President #XiJinping on the sidelines of the SCO Summit. #IndiainSCO #SCOSummit pic.twitter.com/8fOGULpnLS — Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 9, 2018

SCO summit 2018 LIVE updates: New people-to-people mechanism on cards

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India looks forward to enriching the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation with its active participation and working closely with other members of the bloc, as he met the Secretary-General of the grouping Rashid Alimov. Becoming part of the SCO family! PM @narendramodi interacting with leaders of other #SCO member countries in the Leaders' Lounge at the banquet hosted by Chinese President #XiJinping in Qingdao. #IndiainSCO pic.twitter.com/VQkzfsmu3L — Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 9, 2018

SCO summit 2018 LIVE updates: New people-to-people mechanism on cards

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit. "The two leaders exchanged views on a range of topics to further strengthen our strategic partnership," Indian External Affairs Minister Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. Prime Minister @narendramodi met Shavkat Mirziyoyev President of the Republic of #Uzbekistan on the sidelines of #SCOSummit. The two leaders exchanged views on a range of topics to further strengthen our strategic partnership. #IndiainSCO pic.twitter.com/y0kxPADVU0 — Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 9, 2018

First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 20:11 IST
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SCO summit 2018 LIVE updates: New people-to-people mechanism on cards

Modi and Xi are expected to explore ways to deepen ties in areas of trade and investment, besides reviewing overall India-China bilateral cooperation. Catch all the live updates here

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Chinese President soon after his arrival in the port city of Qingdao, in China, where the two leaders are to take stock of the progress in implementing the decisions they had taken at their informal summit in Wuhan.  

India and China also signed agreements in the presence of PM Narendra Modi and President of China

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the annual (SCO) Summit, which will explore concrete ways to bolster cooperation in the fight against terrorism, extremism, and radicalisation, besides deliberating on pressing global issues.

Modi and Xi are expected to explore ways to deepen ties in areas of trade and investment, besides reviewing the overall India-China bilateral cooperation. 

The meeting is taking place weeks after the two leaders held an informal summit in the central Chinese city of Wuhan during which they exchanged views on solidifying the relationship between the two Asian powers.

Modi and Xi are likely to take stock of progress in the implementation of the decisions they had taken at the Wuhan informal summit, official sources said.

Modi is expected to hold nearly half a dozen bilateral meetings with leaders of other SCO countries.

It is for the first time that the Indian prime minister will be attending the after India, along with Pakistan, became a full-fledged member of the grouping, which has been increasingly seen as a counter to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. 

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