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SCO Summit: PM Modi’s meeting with Turkish President Erdogan on sidelines, exchanged views on regional & global developments

Leaders reviewed bilateral relations and appreciated recent gains in bilateral trade

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated India for assuming the presidency for next year.

SAMARKAND: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have met in Samarkand during the Shanghai Cooperation Conference meeting (SCO Summit) on Friday.

Both leaders held a bilateral meeting on sidelines of SCO summit. Which several global trade issues have been discussed.

Giving information about bilateral meeting in its Twitter handle, the Prime Minister’s Office has said that the two leaders discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in different areas.

Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said that “useful discussion between PM Modi and President RT Erdogan of Turkiya in Samarkand.” Leaders reviewed bilateral trade. Also exchanged views on regional and global developments, he added.

Uzbekistan is the current chair of SCO 2022 whereas India will be the next chair of the SCO. Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev welcomed PM Modi to the Congress Centre in Samarkand for the 22nd SCO summit.

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated India for assuming the presidency for next year. Apart from the Russian President, Chinese President Xi Jinping also congratulated India for the SCO presidency in 2023 during the meeting of the expanded circle of the heads of SCO.

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