Terrorism is violation of human rights and basic human values.
PM Modi also expressed his gratitude towards the other member countries that supported India's membership to SCO. "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. Counterterrorism is a key goal of SCO members and has a special centre at Tashkhen for that objective.
Noting that the SCO is facing new opportunities and challenges, Xi said China and Russian Federation should firmly observe the "Shanghai Spirit", boost solidarity among the SCO members, maintain regional security and stability, and promote pragmatic cooperation.
"We have extensive cooperation with SCO nations". Meanwhile, pushing for OBOR, China President Xi Jinping said that SCO may well serve as an "important platform" for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as he received the support from the Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif who batted for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and OBOR, claiming that these mega projects will benefit the entire SCO community.
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He also termed prime minister's meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani as positive.
In the presence of Pakistan Prime Minister & Chinese President Xi Jinping among others, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in such a grouping sovereignty & territorial integrity are the key factors for better cooperation.
Modi also exchanged greetings with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif and both leaders were seen sharing the table during lunch at the summit. The press release stated that the leaders had praised "the outcomes of the Belt and Road International Cooperation Forum" held in Beijing on May 14 and May 15. India and Pakistan were admitted to the SCO group as observers in 2005 and began the administrative process of joining the organisation in 2015.
Diplomatic sources said it is highly unusual for the Chinese and Pakistani leaders to not meet at a summit, especially when a China-India bilateral meet takes place given Pakistan's usual sensitivities.