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Xi snubs Sharif in Astana over China duo’s killing in Pakistan

“Terrorism is a major threat to humanity”, Mr Modi said, adding that there was a need for concerted efforts to defeat terrorism and radicalisation.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the inclusion of his country in the SCO would give fresh impetus to the fight against terrorism in the region.Welcoming the entry of Pakistan as full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as a “good development” some experts and analysts on Friday said it would help further strengthen Pakistan’s status in regional and global context.Modi said both nations “should enhance cooperation and coordination in worldwide affairs and deal with sensitive issues between the two countries”, according to Hua.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.Hua Chunying, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said the murders were in no way connected to the $50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which Baloch nationalists oppose. Modi called on SCO members to address the issue of climate change, said the PMO Twitter handle.They reportedly exchanged greetings even as it was the first occasion when the two leaders came across each other after Sharif’s operation.Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif along with his delegation attended the meeting of the Heads of State Council of SCO.”After 12 years of “observership”, India will get membership of SCO”.Both India and Pakistan were on Friday granted full membership of the Eurasian bloc which also includes China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. As SCO members, India and Pakistan troops may jointly take part in anti-terrorism exercises, which is an irony considering that their membership of Saarc has done little to rein in terrorism. He also pitched for “substantive progress” on the China-India-Bangladesh-Myanmar project which aims to increase connectivity between the four countries.During his sitting with President Ghani, PM Nawaz reiterated that Pakistani soil was not used against Afghanistan in the past and would not be used against her in the future.