PM Modi meets Iranian President Raisi, discusses Afghanistan
This was their first meeting since President Raisi assumed office in 2021 and the two leaders discussed many important issues pertaining to the bilateral relationship, and expressed their desire for strengthening the relationship further. Prime Minister Modi highlighted that India-Iran bilateral ties are marked by historic and civilisational connections, including strong people-to-people contacts.
SCO meet adopts Samarkand Declaration, takes several decision for closer ties
The declaration underlined that "new approaches are required to promote more equitable and effective international cooperation and sustainable economic development" and that the member states "reaffirm their commitment to a more representative, democratic, just and multipolar world order based on the universally recognized principles of international law, multilateralism, equal, common, indivisible, comprehensive and sustainable security, multicultural and civilisational diversity, mutual benefit and equal cooperation among states with a central coordinating role for the UN".
President Putin warns Russia's 'restraint' in Ukraine may change
So far, Moscow has shown "restraint" in its reaction, but that may change, the Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Friday at a press conference in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, where the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is currently underway, RT reported.
Would be a big mistake to ignore Afghanistan this time around: Pakistan PM Shehbaz at SCO
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif made the remarks as he addressed the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's (SCO) Council of Heads of State (CHS) meeting in Samarkand on Friday, Dawn reported. At the outset of his address, the premier deviated from the text of his speech as he talked about Afghanistan.
President Xi, Pakistani PM Shehbaz meet on SCO sidelines
Calling the two nations "strategic partners", the President Xi Jinping said the two sides "must continue to firmly support each other, foster stronger synergy between their development strategies, and harness the role of the Joint Cooperation Committee of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to ensure smooth construction and operation of major projects".
As world faces post-Covid challenges, SCO's role very important: PM Modi
Speaking in Hindi, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the bloc contributes to 30 per cent of the global GDP, while 40 per cent of the world's population resides in the member countries. He went on to say that the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the global pandemic have led to disruptions in global supply chains, leaving the world facing unprecedented energy and food crises.
Sindhi organisations seek freedom from Pakistan in New York
The Jeay Sindh Freedom Movement (JSFM) is organising the Indus Freedom Conclave, on September 23-24 with a day-long protest in front of the UN headquarters in New York. Besides the Sindhis, the organisation has claimed support from Baloch, Afghan and Pashtoon groups for seeking freedom from Pakistan.
Push for unipolar world 'turning ugly', says President Putin
The remark came as Putin met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, RT reported. During the meeting, Putin thanked Xi for China's 'balanced stance' on the crisis in Ukraine. China had criticised Russia for having attacked the country, but blamed the US for triggering the escalation by its push to expand NATO.