Islamabad: Pakistan did not rule out a possible meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian premier Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the annual SCO summit in Russia next week.
“No side has contacted the other for a meeting so far. However, as you would be aware, in any multilateral setting, meetings among Heads of State and Government is a normal feature,” Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said on Thursday.
Both Modi and Sharif are expected to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in the Russian city of Ufa, which will be held from July 9-10.
Aiming to protect Russian software firms from being “abused” by foreign technology companies, the Russian Parliament is now mulling to bring a bill that will force all Electronic Devices sold in the country, including smartphones, computers and smart TVs, to ship with apps from Russian tech firms pre installed in them.
If the bill is approved, the Russian government will publish a list of electronic devices that will need to comply with this new law. However, devices that don’t run a complex operating system OS or custom software will be exempted.
According to lawmakers, “the bill will protect the interests of Russian Internet companies and will reduce the abuse by large foreign companies, working in the field of information technology”, ZDNet reported recently.
The government will also publish, per each device type, a list of Russian software that equipment vendors will need to include on devices sold in Russia.