The Prime Minister's special aircraft took a longer route to reach Bishkek as it skipped Pakistan airspace. Instead, it opted for a circuitous route by flying over Oman and Iran. The Summit begins today.
It will be the first time that the Prime Minister will share the same table with his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan amid strained relations between the two neighbours since the February 14 Pulwama terror attack. India has already clarified that there will be no official meeting between Modi and Khan.
Modi, who will address the Summit tomorrow, is expected to focus on terrorism.
He will hold bilateral talks with Jeenbekov after the Summit ends. The Prime Minister will return on June 15 evening.
Founded in 2001, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are the founding members of the organisation.
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