In a breach of protocol, he stood briefly when his name was announced and then seated himself again before the other leaders. As the video went viral, the cricketer-turned-politician, who has not attended many international summits, was trolled online by netizens for the seating gaffe.
Before landing in Bishkek, Khan told Russian news agency Sputnik that Pakistan’s relationship with India is probably at its “lowest point”, and hoped Modi will use his “big mandate” to resolve all differences, including the Kashmir issue.
Amid differences between Washington and Delhi over trade issues, Pompeo said that the US is open to dialogue to resolve trade differences with India by allowing Americans companies more access to Indian markets.
In a statement before departing for the summit, PM Modi on Wednesday said that India attaches "special importance to SCO in promoting multilateral, political, security, economic and people-to-people interaction in the region."
Since its formation, the SCO has focused on regional non-traditional security, with counter-terrorism as a priority: The fight against the “three evils” of terrorism, separatism and extremism has become its mantra.