For the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. He will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin on a one-on-one basis.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, for the two-day 22nd meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Council of Heads of State (SCO). PM Modi will have formal bilateral discussions with Presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin, Iran Ibrahim Raisi, and Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Discussions at the SCO summit are expected to cover a variety of topics, including improving trade and energy supplies.
According to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokeswoman Arindam Bagchi, Uzbekistan’s Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov, Ministers, the Governor of the Samarkand area, and other top officials welcomed PM Modi. To welcome the arriving leaders from different nations who have come to the SCO summit, fireworks were organised.
On the sidelines of the SCO conference in Samarkand, PM Modi will meet privately with Presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin, Iran Ebrahim Raisi, and Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
During a regional conference in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, PM Modi and President Putin are anticipated to discuss commerce and geopolitics. The two presidents will talk on bilateral cooperation in the G20 and United Nations as well as the situation in the Asia-Pacific region.
The summit will be the first since the Russia-Ukraine war broke out in February 2022, it should be emphasised. Prior to this, the ministry of external affairs said that PM Modi called Putin when military exercises were taking place in Kyiv. He pleaded with the leader of the Kremlin for an urgent end to the violence in the nation of eastern Europe.