So will PM Modi not go to SCO summit in Kazakhstan? Is China also participating?

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to attend the SCO summit to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan on July 3-4. According to sources, PM Modi may decide not to attend the summit this time due to the Parliament session going on till July 3. PM Modi has previously regularly participated in the summit meetings of the Eurasian block. This time it was expected that PM Modi could hold bilateral talks with President Vladimir Putin. Apart from this, he may also have a face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistan PM Shahbaz Sharif.

PM Modi will not attend SCO summit due to Parliament session!

After the victory of NDA in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi has become the Prime Minister of the country for the third consecutive time. After the formation of the new government, the first Parliament session is starting on Monday. In such a situation, Prime Minister Modi will attend the Parliament session. This is the reason why he can distance himself from the SCO Summit. At the same time, there is another reason for PM Modi to distance himself from this summit. It is believed that given the state of relations with China and Pakistan, PM Modi may not want to have any kind of conversation with Xi Jinping and Shahbaz Sharif.

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PM Modi has already given his message to the group

However, India has already said that it attaches great importance to the SCO for peace, stability and economic development of the region. PM Modi gave the slogan of SECURE in 2018. It means – security, economy and trade, connectivity, unity, respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, environment. Despite being a full member of the SCO, India is different in this group in the sense that it is the only member that does not support China's BRI and has no bilateral engagement with Pakistan.

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India chaired the SCO summit last year

India has used the SCO platform to repeatedly remind member countries, especially Pakistan and China, that one of the main objectives of the group is to fight terrorism and respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries. Last year the SCO summit was hosted by India, but it was a virtual meeting. India chaired the SCO last year.


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