PM Narendra Modi brings up the subject of transit rights at the SCO meeting while Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan was present

Along with mentioning the Covid-19 pandemic’s effects on global supply chains, energy and food security challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also brought attention to them.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated Friday at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting that the member nations should offer rights to transit and enhance connectivity. The SCO leaders’ meeting was attended by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, to whom Modi was obviously referring.

The impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on global supply chains, as well as the problems with energy and food security, were also mentioned by the prime minister.

China’s president, Xi Jinping, expressed support for India, which will take over the SCO’s presidency and host the summit the following year.

Prime Minister Modi arrived in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Thursday night for the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which is taking place at a time when the world is in upheaval as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and China’s assertive behaviour toward Taiwan.

The arrival of the Prime Minister’s aeroplane coincided with the time that President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of the SCO’s current chair nation, Uzbekistan, was hosting a dinner for other SCO leaders. Abdulla Aripov, the prime minister of Uzbekistan, met Modi at the airport in Samarkand.

Presidents of China, Russia, Pakistan, and Iran will also be present at the meeting on Friday, including Modi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan and President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran.

This is the first SCO summit that will take place in person since the leaders met in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in June 2019.