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SCO Summit 2018: India refuses to endorse Xi Jinping's OBOR at Qingdao

Earlier in the day, PM Modi said New Delhi supported connectivity but not at the cost of sovereignty and territorial integrity

IANS  |  Beijing 

Prime Minister,Narendra Modi meeting the President of the People's Republic of China,  Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, in Qingdao, China on Saturday. Photo: PTI
Prime Minister,Narendra Modi meeting the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, in Qingdao, China on Saturday. Photo: PTI

refused to back China's Belt and Road project at the Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit which ended in the Chinese city of on Sunday.

The name of all member countries except figured in the paragraph of the joint declaration endorsing Beijing's multi-billion dollar project.

on earlier occasions too has not shown support for the project, the key artery of which goes through the disputed part of claimed by and held by

"The Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the Republic of reaffirm their support for the 'Belt and Road Initiative' proposed by and affirm that all parties should implement the 'Belt and Road Initiative' to promote the 'Belt and Road' initiative," the declaration said.

Earlier in the day, Indian said supported connectivity but not at the cost of sovereignty and territorial integrity.

First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 18:14 IST
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