Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit 2022 Live News UpdatesAmid the ongoing conflict in the region between Russia as well as Ukraine Premier Narendra Modi who is at this year’s Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand Modi has assured Russian President Vladimir Putin that it is not a time for conflict, the news publication PTI said. This is the first summit that the two heads of state have had since the conflict between Russia and Ukraine began in February of this year. While India hasn’t yet criticized Russia for its Ukraine invasion but it has been pushing for the resolution of the crisis by dialogue. According to reports, the two leaders were in talks on the eve of the annual meeting to address bilateral, regional, and global issues.
Additionally, Uzbekistan on Friday handed the presidency rotating of the eight members of the SCO in the SCO to India. On Twitter, Uzbek Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov wrote: “As the result of #SCOSamarkandSummit India will host the next SCO summit in the capacity of the chairperson of the Organisation for 2023. We will try all we can to support India as our strategic partner, in the execution of this important mission.”
In his speech at the SCO summit 2022 on Friday, Modi said the Indian economy is projected to expand by 7.5 percent this year, which is expected to be among the most powerful economies around the globe. In his speech in Samarkand, the Uzbek town of Samarkand the prime minister also claimed that India is moving towards becoming a hub for manufacturing. The second day at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit started with the presence of Prime Premier Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif, and Russian President Vladimir Putin in attendance, in addition to others.