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SCO summit: a humiliating climbdown

09/07/2023 02:57 PM | Click to read full article

This year’s Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, chaired by India for the first time, was largely overshadowed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s enthusiasm for political point scoring. For a start, he decided to have a virtual rather than an in-person summit, apparently, to avoid hosting his Pakistani counterpart, Shehbaz Sharif, who was likely to attend as had Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari the SCO foreign ministers’ conference in Goa last May - a first such visit in 11 years.