China, Russia should enhance ties: Chinese president

"I have full confidence that the India-SCO cooperation will give a new direction and strength to the fight against terrorism", Modi said. Modi further said terrorism is one of the chief violators of human rights and values.

At the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, both the leaders addressed for the need of a coordinated efforts and approach to fight terrorism in the region by clamping down on terror funds.

Hua, however, said the incident "has no necessary connection" either with the Belt and Road Initiative or the SCO gathering and that Pakistan "pays great attention to the protection of Chinese citizens and institutions and has made great efforts in this regard".

Sharif met the presidents of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Russian Federation, but a meeting with Xi Jinping was notably missing.

Mr. Modi also held an important bilateral meeting with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistanand condemned the recent spate of bombings in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Speaking at the SCO later, Prime Minister Modi congratulated Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev for organising the SCO Summit.

Sartaj expressed the hope that Pakistan enjoyed multi-dimensional ties with SCO countries and after becoming its full member, the opportunities in the realm of multilateral cooperation, land and connectivity and trade activities would get a spur.

The two Chinese nationals were kidnapped last month from Quetta in Balochistan and were later brutally murdered by alleged Islamic State (IS) militants.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Modi also highlighted his concerns for Indo-China relationships and said that the two countries must boost their cooperation, strengthen communication and coordination in global affairs. The SCO member states represented about 45 per cent of the world population which accounted for 25 per cent of the world's GDP which itself spoke about the enormous potential the region had in store and enhancement in its membership would be definitely beneficial for all, he noted.

From a primarily Eurasian construct, SCO now expands its footprint in the Indian subcontinent with the induction of India and Pakistan as full members.

PM Nawaz Sharif along with his delegation is visiting Kazakhstan to attend meeting of the Heads of State Council of SCO.

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