Today, Narendra Modi met China’s President Xi Jinping before the start of the Shanghai cooperation organisations (SCO) summit at Astana in Kazakhstan. For nearly in between eight months both leaders are meeting for the first time, after India boycotted the high profile Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing last month in which 29 world leaders took part.
The meeting comes in between the tense diplomatic relations between both the countries over various host issues, including Pakistan China economic corridor and India’s nuclear supplier group. Narendra Modi is expected to flag the issues that have bedevilled India-China ties which including Beijing’s consistent blocking New Delhi’s efforts to sanction JeM chief Masood Azhar at the UN, and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor that runs through Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
SCO Summit: Modi Message to China & Pak in SCO Summit
China renamed six places in Arunachal Pradesh after it protested to the Dalai Lama’s visit to the state, in April. Despite of all these controversial issues officials from both sides expressed some hope that Modi and Xi would at least try to put bilateral ties back on track in the BRICS Summit in Xiamen in September. Earlier, Narendra Modi exchanged greetings with prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Both the leaders were at lounge at an opera in the evening, before the concert in Kazakhstan. But according to the sources reports Modi and Nawaz Sharif swaps greetings, when they come across each other after Sharif operation and also Modi enquired about his health and about his mother and his family’s health.
This meeting was their first meeting since 2015 , when Modi flied down on a surprise visit to Pakistan. Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kazakhstan capital on a two days visit to attend Shanghai cooperation organizations (SCO) summit where India and Pakistan will be included as full member. Modi and Jinping are expected to cross the path at G20 summit which in going to be happened next month in Hamburg, Germany and is followed by Brazil, Russia , India, China and South Africa submit to be held in xiamen , China in September this year.