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Published: Sat, June 17, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Let's address sensitive issues: Xi to Modi

Let's address sensitive issues: Xi to Modi

Putin said it is "important" for the member states to help new comers to "quickly and efficiently" get used to the organization.

Prime minister Nawaz Sharif said the SCO gave the members states a platform for shared prosperity and connectivity and to overcome terrorism and extremism, poverty, unemployment, tackle climate change and water security. Pakistan has been an Observer with SCO since 2005 and applied for full membership of the organization in 2010.

The SCO was founded at a Summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the Presidents of Russia, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

"The Chinese side attaches great importance to this relationship with India, and will work together with India to complement each other's major development strategies and stay in close communication and coordinate with each other on major regional and global affairs and maintain sound and steady growth of the bilateral relationship", Hua said.

The two leaders reportedly discussed the current situation in the war-torn country.

Hua Chunying, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said the murders were in no way connected to the $50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which Baloch nationalists oppose. We want connectivity to pave way for enhancing cooperation and confidence among the societies and young people.

More, the state-run media in China emphasised Xi's meetings with leaders from India and Russian Federation.

"We call on all the parties to support the process of peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and hope for the increase of the SCO contact group's positive role", XI stressed.

China and India should also boost trade and investment cooperation and work together for earlier harvest from large- scale cooperation projects in such areas as production capability, industrial parks and railway construction, Xi said.

According to Kazakhistan's news agency Kazinform, the leaders of the SCO will issue a joint statement on combating the worldwide terrorism during the summit. Prime Minister Modi, hence, enquired about Sharif's health and also asked about his mother and family.

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