India strikes river, rice deals with China as relations thaw

Meeting of the SCO heads of government

Meanwhile, on Day 1 of the Summit, PM Modi also held almost half a dozen bilateral meetings with leaders of other SCO countries, including with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan.

Xi's visit will be preceded by a flurry of high-level meetings this year, including meetings between the foreign, defence and home ministers and the national security advisers.

At present, India can only export Basmati rice to China.

China is also pushing Xi's pet Belt and Road Initiative at the SCO Summit.

Recalling that he and Prime Minister Modi successfully had an informal meeting and reached important consensus in Wuhan, President Xi said the meeting had been well received by both countries and the global community, and a positive atmosphere is taking shape to pay close attention to and support the development of China-India relations.

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"The Qingdao summit is a new departure point for us".

Matters pertaining to bilateral relations between Pakistan and China came under discussion during the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State meeting.

Further, the member-countries, including India, Pakistan, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, are expected to sign the Qingdao Declaration.

Sharing some aspects of the almost 50-minute meeting, the foreign secretary said Xi described the Wuhan summit as a "new starting point" in bilateral relations between the two countries while prime minister called it as a "milestone" in ties which will help in developing mutual understanding and trust. "Ties between our nations have their roots in history", Mr. Modi said in a tweet.

Trade, investment and development cooperation issues will also feature prominently at the SCO, Murphy said, given the climate of "rising anti-globalization and strains on global multilateral economic institutions", stoked by Trump's nationalist "America First" policy.

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The two leaders also spoke about ensuring greater people-to-people contact, with Xi talking about the popularity of Indian films like Dangal, Bahubaali and Hindi Medium in China.

At Qingdao, the PM also met the SCO general secretary, Rashid Alimov, and participated in delegation-level talks with other members of the organisation, on the sidelines of the summit. Xi also called for inclusive development and sustainable security, saying they can be achieved by enhancing mutual trust and the foundations for shared peace and security.

Asia Times anticipates this year's SCO meeting could be much more successful than the 17 previous outings because relations between Russian Federation and China have improved so dramatically.

The grouping has traditionally focused on counter-terrorism and security issues, and India's hope is to bolster regional cooperation on combating terror. This will be India's first participation in the summit as a full-time member of the organisation. India, along with Pakistan, became the full-time member during Astana summit in June 2017.

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