The two leaders reviewed the full range of bilateral relations during the meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Friday. The the two leaders reviewed the full range of bilateral relations and discussed ways to deepen cooperation in diverse sectors, including trade.

"Met President @RTErdogan and reviewed the full range of bilateral relations between India and Turkey including ways to deepen economic linkages for the benefit of our people," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

While noting the increase in recent years in economic relations, particularly bilateral trade, they acknowledged the potential for further enhancement of economic and commercial linkages, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

The two leaders also exchanged views on regional and global developments. Both leaders agreed to maintain regular contacts not just on bilateral issues, but also for the benefit of the region, the MEA added.

"Useful discussions between PM @narendramodi and President @RTErdogan of Türkiye in Samarkand. Leaders reviewed bilateral relations and appreciated recent gains in bilateral trade. Also exchanged views on regional & global developments," MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted.