PM Modi’s Birthday: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) conference in Uzbekistan on Friday, the day before his birthday.
Putin, whose friend, Modi’s birthday was the next day, claimed he was unable to send his “dear friend” good wishes. Putin stated: “I’d want to send my best wishes to India. Additionally, I am aware that you will be celebrating your birthday tomorrow, my dear friend. We never extend congrats in advance, as is customary in Russia. I am unable to accomplish that at this time.”
But I want you to know that we are aware of that, he continued. And our best wishes are with you. We send our best wishes to the friendly Indian country, and we hope that India will develop under your direction.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Modi will turn 72.
PM Modi informed Putin that this is a time of peace, not war, during their first meeting since the conflict in Ukraine erupted in February of this year.
“I’ve already mentioned it to you on the call, but we do not live in a time of conflict. We’ll have the chance to discuss how we may move closer to peace today. India and Russia have maintained their relationship for many years, “PM Modi informed President Putin.
About SCO Summit
After two years, the SCO convened its first in-person summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The meeting took place from September 15 to 16, over two days.
The summit was divided into two sessions: an extended session for observers and special invitees of the chair country, and a limited session reserved only for SCO member states.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which was established in June 2001, currently has eight full members, including its six founding nations: China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. In 2017, Pakistan and India became full members.