PM Modi returns to India after attending SCO summit

Sunday, 16 Jun, 2019

While speaking to Sputnik, Pakistani Prime Minister Khan on Wednesday yet again reached out to his Indian counterpart Modi, seeking dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues between the two neighbouring countries.

The member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), in a joint declaration issued after its 19th summit in Bishkek, maintained that interfering in domestic affairs of states on pretext of countering terrorism was unacceptable. But neither made an effort to break the ice.

The leaders stressed that member countries need to jointly safeguard security, stability and sustainable development of the SCO region, show firm resolve in combating worldwide terrorism, separatism, cross-border and organized crimes, and jointly cope with threats of drugs.

The foreign minister declared Prime Minister Imran Khan's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping fruitful and added that matters of bilateral interest were discussed in the meeting.

Imran Khan on Friday said that enduring peace and prosperity in South Asia will remain elusive until the main dynamic in South Asia is shifted from confrontation to cooperation.

"The biggest problem with Pakistan is that terrorism goes unchecked there".

"Pakistan has said what it had to", Qureshi said. "The stance of "terror and talks can not go together" has left no margin for us to move ahead", he said.

China played a role in easing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad.

"Yes, the meeting did take place, there was a handshake and exchange of pleasantries", Qureshi told Geo News. The CHS is the supreme decision-making body in the SCO. "PM @narendramodi will have delegation-level talks with President Jeenbekov and jointly inaugurate the India-Kyrgyz Business Forum with Kyrgyz President", Kumar said in another tweet. India has "enough evidence" to show the worldwide community that Pakistan-based terrorist groups are operating in Jammu and Kashmir, they said. "There is finally a realisation that the conflict in Afghanistan has no military solution".

Pakistan had strongly denied the accusation, asked India for proofs and reacted robustly to Indian air strike by striking back inside Indian controlled Kashmir.

Both India and Pakistan were careful in not hitting civilian populations or infrastructure during their brief skirmish.

Pakistan is presently in the FATF "grey list". So I met him, but this time I hope to have an informal chat with him.

Blacklisting Pakistan will not just jeopardise its economy, it might also become hard for Pakistan to obtain the $6 billion loan from International Monetary Fund, analysts said.