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SCO Secretary General calls on PM Modi, hails India's contributions to bloc

Press Trust of India  |  Qingdao 

(SCO) today called on Modi and discussed various issues relating to the bloc's activities and India's contributions to it.

The meeting came hours after Modi landed in this picturesque coastal city of China's province.

"On the eve of #SCOSummit, Secretary General, calls on the PM @narendramodi. SCO said that is contributing greatly to the organisation since it became a full member of SCO in 2017. #IndiainSCO," tweeted.

During his meeting with Modi, Alimov conveyed to him that the International Day of Yoga would be celebrated at the in on June 16.

It is for the first time the Indian will be attending the after along with became full-fledged members of the grouping last year.

The SCO currently has eight member countries which represents around 42 per cent of the world's population and 20 per cent of the global GDP.

was an observer at the SCO since 2005 and has generally participated in the ministerial-level meetings of the grouping which focus mainly on security and economic cooperation in the Eurasian region.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 15:55 IST