Sitting diagonally opposite to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a scathing attack at the neighbouring country, saying that the countries which are supporting, aiding and funding terrorism must be held accountable. Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan, was addressing the leaders of member states at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek.
Here are the TOP quotes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the SCO Summit, where he gave a clarion call to strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism:
Ahead of the SCO Council of Heads of State meeting in Bishek, Modi also had a "pull-aside" meeting with Kyrgyzstan Â President Jeenbekov and his Belarus counterpart Alexander Lukashenko. The world leaders have reportedly duscussed several ongoing issues concerning the globe today.
PM @narendramodi had a 'pull-aside' meeting with President Alexander Lukashenko of #Belarus on the margins of #SCOSummit. The two countries share the common goals of development and cooperation in the region. @amb_in @BelarusMFA pic.twitter.com/XpegeYGECgâ€” Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 14, 2019
Modi arrived in the Kyrgyz capital on Thursday to attend the two-day SCO summit between June 13 and June 14. On his arrival, Modi was welcomed by President Sooronbay Jeenbekov at the Ala Archa Presidential Palace in Bishkek.
Taking to Twitter, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar wrote, "President Sooronbay Jeenbekov of Kyrgyz Republic, current Chair of #SCOSummit2019 warmly welcomed PM Narendra Modi as he arrived at the Ala Archa Presidential Palace ahead of the SCO Council of Heads of State Meeting today morning".
President Sooronbay Jeenbekov of #Kyrgyz Republic, current Chair of #SCOSummit2019 warmly welcomed PM @narendramodi as he arrived at the Ala Archa Presidential Palace ahead of the SCO Council of Heads of State Meeting today morning. #SCOSummit2019 #IndiaInSCO @IndiaInKyrgy pic.twitter.com/HK4pf12ViRâ€” Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 14, 2019
It was Modi's first meeting with Jeenbekov, after his re-election as the Prime Minister of India in the recently concluded Lok Sabha Elections 2019. The SCO is a China-led 8-member economic and security bloc with India and Pakistan being admitted to the grouping in 2017.