Modi to Meet Shariff at SCO Summit in Russia


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendta Modi will meet his counterpart, Nawaz Shariff, in Russia on July 10 on the side lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Orgonisation (SCO) summit. The details of the meeting are not yet specified.

PM Modi on Monday embarked on a six-nation visit and will be in Russia to attend SCO as well as the BRICS summit. Modi and Sharif had last met in November at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit where they did not hold any bilateral meeting.

Prime Minister Modi had called Sharif at the beginning of the holy month of Ramzan and extended his best wishes while stressing the need for having peaceful ties. During his telephonic conversation, Modi had also conveyed to his Pakistani counterpart India’s decision to release detained Pakistani fishermen on the occasion of Ramzan.

The call was seen by many as an attempt to reach out to Pakistan after leaders from both sides exchanged sharp comments after Modi’s critical remarks about Pakistan during his Bangladesh visit and in the wake of India’s military action in Myanmar.