India's membership in the SCO will be officially formalized at the Organization's summit in Astana in early June« Back
"This membership of the full membership India (in the SCO) will be formalized already in early June at the SCO summit in Astana", Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov told reporters.
Ushakov noted that the subject of the SCO will be actively discussed at the talks in St. Petersburg on June 1. He recalled that the process of admission of India to the organization was launched at a summit in Ufa in 2015. "We are convinced that India's participation in the activities of the SCO will significantly expand the Organization's capabilities and increase its authority in world affairs", the Russian leader's aide said.
He also noted that Putin and Modi will adopt a declaration on expanding cooperation. "The list (documents for signing on the basis of the visit of Modi) is being finalized, but somewhere around ten documents, as we expect, will be signed in the presence of the Russian President and the Prime Minister of India", Ushakov said. The St. Petersburg Declaration of the Russian Federation and India will be adopted, which will propose various steps, the implementation of which will expand bilateral cooperation in various fields - both in political and economic, scientific, technical and humanitarian fields. "
Ushakov also noted that Putin and Modi at the talks in St. Petersburg will discuss the fight against terrorism, Syria and the situation on the Korean peninsula. In addition, an agreement on a loan for the construction of two power units of the Kudankulam NPP will be signed.