Prime News, National, New Delhi, June 8:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday leave for Kazakhstan’s Astana for the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.
India is set to become a full member of the SCO during the two-day summit to be held at Astana.
Prime Minister Modi will also hold bilateral talks with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev for boosting ties in the fields of trade and commerce, education, tourism and other sectors.
Briefing media in Delhi last evening, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay said, “India will be benefited in trade and economic activity after it becomes a full member. He said that trade, connectivity, energy, banking and fight against terrorism are the main areas of cooperation.”
Joint Secretary, Eurasia, G. V. Srinivas said, “India is joining SCO with an open mind for peace and stability in the region. Strengthening mutual trust and neighbourliness, promoting cooperation in politics, trade, economy, research, technology and culture and other areas are the main goals of SCO.”
-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)