Wednesday January 23, 2019
Home India SCO: Narendra...

SCO: Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif to have talks over terrorism, trade

0
//

 

File Photo.
File Photo.

Ufa (Russia): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to discuss terrorism and trade with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Friday on the sidelines of the SCO.

The meeting is set for 9.15 a.m. local time, or 9.45 a.m. India time.

All issues, including terrorism and trade, are expected to be on the table when the two leaders meet.

Modi and Sharif, who arrived here on Thursday, met informally at a dinner hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday night. Both leaders exchanged pleasantries.

The constant firing on the border is likely to feature in the talks, especially as a BSF trooper was killed in cross-border firing on Wednesday.

The release of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi is to be taken up too.

Ways of boosting trade could figure.

Modi and Sharif met in November last year during the SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, but they did not hold any bilateral meeting.

The two leaders had held a bilateral meeting on May 26 last year during the swearing-in of Modi.

The meeting comes as both countries are set to be absorbed as permanent members into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation grouping.

(IANS)

 

Next Story

India to Issue Chip-based e-passports, Says PM Narendra Modi

Organised by the External Affairs Ministry and the Uttar Pradesh government, the Indian diaspora conclave this year has over 5,000 delegates registered

0
India n Passport
The government's endeavour was to see to it that Indians were happy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said work is on to issue chip-based e-passports to Indian citizens under a centralized passport system.

“Our embassies and consulates are being connected to the Passport Seva Project worldwide,” he said addressing the inaugural ceremony of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019 here.

“This will prepare a centralized system connected to the passport service for all of you,” he added. “Going one step ahead, work is on for issuing of the chip-based e-passport.”

Representational image. Wikimedia Commons

He also said that work was on to simplify the process of issuing visas to PIO (Person of Indian Origin) and OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) cards.

The government’s endeavour was to see to it that Indians were happy and safe wherever they live abroad, he said.

“In the last four-and-a-half years, more than two lakh Indians stranded in crisis situations abroad have been helped by the government and its efforts,” he said.

census

Modi’s Mauritius counterpart Pravind Jugnauth, the chief guest at the event, commended India’s efforts in reaching out to the diaspora.

Also Read- Decimated by Xiaomi-led Tsunami, Indian Smartphone Makers Toil to Survive

Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj welcomed the gathering.

Organised by the External Affairs Ministry and the Uttar Pradesh government, the Indian diaspora conclave this year has over 5,000 delegates registered. (IANS)