Todays Era is Not of War: Indian PM Modi Tells Russian President Putin

While highlighting the need to find solutions to the issues of food, fuel security, and fertilisers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin met privately on the sidelines of the SCO conference in this city. The conversation will have a positive impact on the Indian Russian Bilateral relations.

“I’ve already discussed it with you on the phone conversation, but it is not a time of conflict. We’ll get the chance to discuss how we may advance toward peace today. India and Russia have maintained their relationship for many years, “added the prime minister.

“On the phone, we frequently discussed bilateral relations between India and Russia as well as other topics. The issues with food, fuel security, and fertilisers should be resolved. In order to help us evacuate our students from Ukraine, Russia and Ukraine deserve our gratitude “Added he.

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The Russian President acknowledged in his speech that he is aware of India’s stance and worries regarding the conflict in Ukraine.

“I am aware of your opinions and worries about the conflict in Ukraine. We’d like for this to all be over as soon as possible. We’ll keep you informed of what’s going on there “said Putin.

In February of this year, Russia began a special military operation in Ukraine.

While India will take over as the SCO’s next chair in 2022, the present head of the SCO is Uzbekistan.

During the meeting of the expanded circle of the Heads of SCO, Presidents Putin and Xi Jinping of China congratulated India on assuming the SCO Presidency in 2023.

This is the first SCO Summit to take place in person since the Covid pandemic hit the globe. In June 2019, the SCO Heads of State Summit took place for the final time in person in Bishkek.

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Although, currently, the SCO consists of eight Member States (China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan), four Observer States (Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia) that are interested in obtaining full membership, and six “Dialogue Partners” (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey).

The Shanghai Five, which was established in 1996, evolved into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in 2001 when Uzbekistan was added. With the addition of India and Pakistan in 2017 and the choice to accept Tehran as a full member in 2021, the SCO grew to become one of the biggest multilateral organisations, representing close to 30% of the global GDP and 40% of the world’s population.

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