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Modi meets Uzbek Prez Shavkat Mirziyoyev at SCO summit

Press Trust of India  |  Qingdao (China) 

today met Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the SCO Summit here and the two leaders discussed a range of topics to further strengthen the bilateral ties.

Modi arrived in the picturesque coastal city of China's province in the afternoon on a two-day visit to attend the annual summit of the Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

"met Mirziyoyev of the Republic of on the sidelines of SCO Summit," Ministry of said in a tweet.

"The two leaders exchanged views on a range of topics to further strengthen our strategic partnership," he said.

It is for the first time that an Indian is attending the SCO summit after along with became a full-fledged member of the grouping, jointly dominated by and Russia, which has been increasingly seen as a counter to NATO.

The SCO currently has eight member countries which represents around 42 per cent of the world's population and 20 per cent of the global GDP.

Modi is expected to hold nearly half a dozen bilateral meetings with leaders of other SCO countries.

The SCO leaders are also expected to review the situation in the Korean peninsula, and

The SCO was founded at a summit in in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, and and became its members last year.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 17:35 IST