- Prime Minister Narendra Modi today underlined the common Islamic heritage of both India and Central Asia which has always rejected the forces of extremism and strongly pitched for enhanced defence and security cooperation between the two to combat terrorism.
- PM asserted that both India and Central Asia cannot achieve their full potential without each other and nor will the region be more stable without the cooperation between the two.
- He also noted that the confluence of Indian and Islamic civilisations took place in Central Asia and enriched each other not only in spiritual thought but also in medicine, science, mathematics and astronomy.
- Modi held talks with his Kazakh counterpart Karim Massimov on various key bilateral and regional issues.
- The Prime Minister will be holding extensive talks with the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev tomorrow after which the two countries are likely to ink a number of pacts including in the field of energy.