Modi, Xi to hold bilateral talks


Qingdao, Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived in this Chinese city a few hours ago met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. The two leaders are expected to hold bilateral talks shortly afterwards. Mr. Modi held delegation-level talks with other members of the SCO in this Chinese city on the sidelines of the summit. A short while ago, as part of his first official engagement Mr. Modi met Rashid Alimov, Secretary-General of the SCO. Mr. Modi is in Qingdao to participate in the two-day 18th SCO Summit. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that Alimov praised India's contribution to SCO after becoming a full member last year.Mr. Kumar tweeted: ``On the eve of #SCOSummit, Secretary General, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Rashid Alimov calls on the PM @narendramodi. SCO Secretary General said that India is contributing greatly to the organisation since it became a full member of SCO in 2017. #IndiainSCO". He also said that the International Day of Yoga will be celebrated at SCO Headquarters in Beijing on June 16. He said that it was conveyed to the Prime Minister by SCO Secretary-General.

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