Narendra Modi leaves for SCO Summit today, to push NSG Diplomacy with China’s Xi Jinping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Tashkent on Thursday to attend the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit hoping to seek support for India’s membership in the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group and Narendra Modi will also be meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping to push forward his diplomacy for ‘Mission NSG’. 

With India set to become a member of the China-led grouping, Narendra Modi is hopeful of ‘fruitful outcome, particularly in the field of economic cooperation’ and “I will travel to Uzbekistan for a brief visit to attend the SCO Summit & interact with leaders of SCO nations and India is glad to be a member of the SCO & looks forward to fruitful outcomes particularly in the field of economic cooperation through SCO,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. 

Modi further asserted that ties with Central Asia are of great importance for economic expansion of the country and the summit of the six-nation grouping is expected to focus on enhancing security cooperation to curb down terrorism and “PM goes to Tashkent tomorrow for the SCO summit and the SCO summit kicks off with a gala, dinner and a cultural programme and he will be meeting the host, the present Chair of the SCO, President Karimov of Uzbekistan, tomorrow.

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Narendra Modi leaves for SCO Summit today, to push NSG Diplomacy with China’s Xi Jinping

After that he will be attending what they call the extended session of the SCO and the following day, that is the June 24, there will be a couple of bilaterals as well and he returns to India on Friday evening, that is June 24,” said MEA Secretary (West) Sujata Mehta at a press conference. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and others will also be present at the event, at which leaders will discuss various issues including terrorism and energy cooperation and “Our engagement in these areas will intensify through this and the SCO is a major group in terms of countries that have huge potential in terms of energy and we believe, in fact there is stock of SCO energy club emerging so we will wait and see how that develops,” Mehta added. 

For the first time, SCO will accommodate new countries and make both India and Pakistan as its members and Iran, Afghanistan and Mongolia are observers at the SCO and Membership of the SCO will give a boost to India’s energy cooperation with the Central Asian members. 

“SCO is a major group in terms of countries that have huge potential in terms of energy. There is also a talk of an SCO energy club emerging,” Mehta said and however, China had said on Wednesday that India’s entry into the bloc was not on the agenda of the Seoul plenary as New Delhi is not a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). 

The SCO is a regional grouping comprising China, Russia and four Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and India along with Pakistan was granted membership of the SCO last July and both the South Asian nations are expected to join fully by 2016 and The SCO was founded in Shanghai in 2001 by Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, and Uzbekistan.

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