Nawaz, Ghani hold hour-long unscheduled meeting in Astana

He congratulated Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev for the successful organisation of the summit that witnessed the entry of India and Pakistan as a full member states. "Whether it is the issue of extremism, terrorist's recruitments or their financial resources, it will not be resolved unless all the countries work together", Modi said. "We will have to make coordinated efforts to counter the menace of terrorism", he said while adding that it was impossible to reach a solution till everybody made concerted efforts to control on radicalisation, terrorist recruitment, training and financing issues. "We look forward to working with member countries for progress, prosperity and connectivity in the region", said Pankaj Patel, President, Ficci.

The prime minister's adviser on foreign affairs, Sartaz Aziz, also attended the meeting.

"We could begin signing agreement on trade facilitation with SCO".

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

The reason for the boycott was India's concerns over the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), headed by Chinese President Xi, and which passes via Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

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The interaction between the two leaders is significant given the backdrop of deteriorating relations between India and Pakistan. Official sources said Modi and Sharif were in the Leaders Lounge at the Astana Opera tonight before the SCO concert where they exchanged greetings.

The two days SCO summit is taking place in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.

Earlier in the day, Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the summit.

Lt Gen (R) Talat Masood stressed that Pakistan can benefit a lot from the SCO membership through cooperation with all SCO member states in different fields of life and economy. This was the first meeting between the two leaders after 17 months.

China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, India and Pakistan are members of the Shanghai organization.

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