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Apart from Putin, PM Modi will also meet Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and Uzbek President Savakat Mirziyoyev. Meanwhile, the Center is yet to make any clarifications about meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping. The SCO summit will reportedly discuss regional security challenges, trade and energy supplies, among other issues.
Modi reached Samarkand on Thursday evening to attend the summit. The two-day summit began yesterday. It was said that local and international issues will be discussed.
In the statement issued by the Prime Minister, it was said that trade, economic and cultural issues will also be discussed. The Prime Minister will reach Samarkand on the invitation of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Iran will become a permanent member of SCO. The country, which is under US sanctions, is joining with the aim of expanding trade and security ties. Currently, Iran has only observer status.
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According to the Kremlin, Prime Minister Modi and Vladimir Putin will discuss issues such as the situation in the Asia Pacific region, strategic stability, and bilateral cooperation in the UN and G20 countries. SCO was formed in 2001 by Russia and China. Later India and Pakistan became members.
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