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Modi to meet Xi, Putin at SCO but not Imran Khan

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will have bilateral meetings with leaders of and during the (SCO) summit later this month but not with

"No meeting is being organised between Modi and Prime Minister There is nothing more that I can add at this stage," said here on Monday.

He was responding to queries about possibility of any bilateral meeting with

Modi will hold bilateral meetings with Russian and Chinese on the sidelines of the SCO summit which will be held in Bishkek, on June 13-14, said A. Gitesh Sarma, (West) in the MEA.

Modi will attend the meeting of (CHS) of SCO in (Kyrgyz Republic) on June 13-14.

It will be the second CHS meeting after became member of SCO and the first multi-lateral meeting to be attended by Modi in his new term.

actively took part in the various SCO dialogue mechanisms under the Chairmanship of the Kyrgyz Republic over the past year.

The leaders participating in the Summit are expected to focus their discussions on the global security situation, multilateral economic cooperation, people-to-people exchanges and also on topical issues of international and regional importance.

On the sidelines of CHS meeting, Modi's programme in will include a number of bilateral meetings.

Modi will hold bilateral meeting with Kyrgyz Sooronbay Jeenbekov, who had last month as SCO

Sarma said SCO provides a structured platform for to interact with countries of

Answering a query about India raising its concerns about terrorism emanating from Pakistan, Sharma said he would not like to talk of any specific country but "we will do what we need to".

"The issue to terrorism is a threat to us and to other countries. We will like to take foreward our views and our experience," he said.

Sarma said outcome documents reflect consensus but they also reflect concerns of member countries.

He said countries in as also face threat from terrorism.

He also said that contentious issues were not pushed in a big way at the SCO and focus was on issues on which there is greater scope of cooperation.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 00:36 IST
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