New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold delegation level talks on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
On his meeting with the Russian President, the Prime Minister said, he had a wonderful meeting with Mr Vladimir Putin. He said, various subjects pertaining to India-Russia relations were discussed during the meeting.
Prime Minister Modi reached Bishkek this afternoon to attend the two-day meeting of Council of Heads of States (CHS) of SCO summit. The Prime Minister was accorded warm welcome on his arrival at Manas International airport in Kyrgyz capital. This is Mr Modi’s first multi-lateral summit after his re-election as the Prime Minister.
Presidents and Prime Ministers of 8 member countries will participate in this multilateral international forum which will also be attended by 4 head of states as observers. The SCO is a China-led eight-member economic and security bloc.
In July 2015 in Ufa, Russia, the SCO decided to admit India and Pakistan as full members and both the countries officially joined SCO as full members during the Astana Summit in 2017. The CHS is the supreme decision-making body in the SCO. This will be the second CHS meeting after India became a member of SCO.