Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday reached Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to represent Pakistan at the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
The Chinese president said the two nations need to constantly broaden the channels for cooperation, conduct cooperation in such areas as investment, industrial capacity and tourism, make a bigger cake of common interests, jointly promote regional inter-connectivity, including the construction of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor, in a bid to better boost common development.
They recognised the positive role of strategic communication in deepening their partnership.
On his meeting with the Russian President, the Prime Minister said, he had a wonderful meeting with Mr Vladimir Putin.
On 7 June, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote to his Indian counterpart Modi, seeking resumption of a "comprehensive dialogue, including on Jammu and Kashmir".
The Kremlin has said that the Russian president will also take part in a trilateral meeting with the leaders of China and Mongolia on the sidelines of the SCO summit, which will officially take place on June 14. The Prime Minister was accorded warm welcome on his arrival at Manas International airport in Kyrgyz capital.
The two leaders reviewed bilateral relations and also agreed to hold Joint Ministerial Commission and Bilateral Political Consultations soon, the statement read.
Presidents and Prime Ministers of 8 member countries will participate in this multilateral global forum which will also be attended by 4 head of states as observers.
During the meeting, Xi congratulated Modi again on his re-election as India's prime minister. The CHS is the supreme decision-making body in the SCO. Modi's critics suspect that Pulwama attack in Kashmir was an internal job to ratchet up tensions focusing elections into a national security agenda and allowing Modi to become a wartime PM of an India under threat.
The Prime Minister will address the plenary session of the SCO Summit tomorrow, where he will present his vision for the regional cooperation and development through the SCO forum.