Ghani Calls For Joint Efforts Against Terrorism At Shanghai Summi

"We will have to make coordinated efforts to counter the menace of terrorism", he said while adding that it was impossible to reach a solution till everybody made concerted efforts to control on "radicalisation", terrorist recruitment, training and financing issues.

"Whether it is the issue of extremism, terrorists recruitments or their financial resources, it will not be resolved unless all the countries work together", Modi said.

Modi further said terrorism is one of the chief violators of human rights and values.

Sources in New Delhi, however, told DH that India attended the SCO summit as an observer and hence had no say on the content of the outcome document that was drafted by the officials of the member nations.

The Prime Minister also strongly pitched for enhancing connectivity without impinging on sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Asian rivals India and Pakistan on Friday formally joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russian Federation, despite bilateral tensions bubbling over Kashmir. "It is a very important moment for us", Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who is the current chair of the SCO, said, making the announcement at the Summit of the grouping here.

Along with India, Pakistan has also joined the SCO as a full member state.

Modi said that both nations "should enhance cooperation and coordination in global affairs and deal with sensitive issues between the two countries", according to Hua.

His remarks assume significance as they come weeks after India boycotted the high-profile Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing in which 29 world leaders took part. Chunying also said the two sides should push the BCIM (Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar Corridor), which China considers as part of its Belt and Road Initiative.

The member states reaffirmed their commitment to implementing the Treaty on Long-Term Good-Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation of the SCO Member States and pledged to resolve border disputes through friendly consultations, it said.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meeting the President of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of the SCO Summit, in Astana, Kazakhstan on June 09, 2017.

Jaishankar said Modi and Xi also deliberated on defence exchanges.

The SCO was formed by China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in 2001 to fight threats posed by radical Islam and drug trafficking from neighbouring Afghanistan.

To enhance the capacity of member states in coordination and implementation in the security field, Xi called on the SCO to strengthen regional counter-terrorism institutional building and resolutely crack down on illicit drug manufacturing and trafficking.

  • Zachary Reyes