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Modi, Xi to meet on SCO Summit sidelines to solidify bilateral relations

Officials have said Modi and Xi are expected to take stock of implementation of decisions taken at their informal summit in Wuhan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping

will hold a bilateral meeting with on Saturday on the sidelines of the during which they will take stock of the implementation of decisions taken at the informal summit just over a month ago in Wuhan.

Modi is expected to hold nearly half a dozen bilateral meetings with leaders of other SCO countries. However, there is no official word on whether there will be any interaction between Modi and President Mamnoon Hussain, who is scheduled to attend the meeting in

The bilateral meeting with President Xi would take place on June 9, while meetings with other leaders on the sidelines of the (SCO) Summit in Qingdao were being finalised, Spokesperson said at a media briefing here.

Officials have said Modi and Xi are expected to take stock of implementation of decisions taken at their informal summit in Wuhan.

Among other issues, the is expected to focus on opportunities for cooperation among the member countries and the situation in the region, Kumar said.

Russian President is also expected to attend the summit.

Modi had last month met Putin in an informal summit in Sochi.

The SCO was founded at a summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, and and became its members last year, and are participating as full members for the first time.

Kumar, while talking to reporters after the briefing, said appreciated Prime Minister Modi's speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue held in Singapore last week.

This was conveyed by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during a meeting held on the sidelines of the BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting in South Africa this week, he said.

This was also conveyed by China's Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou to Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale in a meeting held here, Kumar said.

In his address at the Shangri-La Dialogue, Modi said Asia and the world will have a better future when India and work together with trust and confidence while being sensitive to each other's interests.

First Published: Thu, June 07 2018. 19:34 IST
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