Putin Says Only United Efforts Can Defeat Terrorism

Xi also congratulated India on becoming a member of the SCO and expressed hope that two would work together to strengthen the Eurasian grouping.

It is impossible to reach a solution till all make concerted efforts, on radicalization, terrorist recruitment, training and financing issues, PM Modi said at the meet where leaders of all member countries were present including Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Chinese and Kazakh enterprises and financial institutions have signed at least 24 deals worth more than $8 billion during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Kazakhstan, Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said on Friday.

Sharif said that we must all leave a legacy of peace and unity for our future generations and not a toxic harvest of conflict and animosity.

"Russia, like all SCO partners, consistently stands for a political settlement through agreements between the Afghans themselves", Putin said.

SCO gives us a platform to combat terrorism and climate change and Islamabad fully supports its fight against terror, said Sharif.

India abstained from the summit to highlight its concerns over the United States dollars 50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor which is part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and passes through Gilgit and Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

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This was stated by Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif while delivering his speech here at SCO Summit in Astana on Friday.

Its 2015 summit in Ufa in Russian Federation has formally adopted a resolution which started the procedures to admit India and Pakistan into the SCO.

While India's statement on connectivity targeted the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor being a part of the One-Belt One Road, the comments on terrorism were aimed at Pakistan-sponsored cross-border terrorism.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today underscored the need to respect each others core concerns and appropriately handle the disputes as he met Chinese President Xi Jinping amid tensions in the bilateral ties over a host of issues including the CPEC and Indias NSG membership bid.

After India becomes the member of the grouping, SCO will represent over 40 per cent of humanity and almost 20 per cent of the global GDP.

The PM reiterated Pakistan's strong commitment to cooperate with both countries in the energy sector, regional connectivity and human resource development.

  • Sonia Alvarado