India to focus on trade, terrorism at SCO summit

QINGDAO: Top leaders of India, Russia, and China and some of their close allies will converge here tomorrow for the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit which will explore concrete ways to bolster cooperation in the fight against terrorism, extremism and radicalisation besides deliberating on pressing global issues.

In his address at the two-day SCO summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is arriving here tomorrow, is likely to articulate India’s position on dealing with major challenges facing the world including ways to tackle terrorism, and boosting trade and investment in the region.

The summit in this eastern Chinese port city is taking place under the shadow of Washington’s pull out from the Iran nuclear deal, its sanctions regime against Russia, and frictions with China over the trade tariffs.

Diplomats from several member countries said all these issues may figure at the summit as well as during deliberations on its sidelines. In the wake of…

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