Beijing | Jagran News Desk: Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit this week at the Bishkek.

The SCO summit will be held on June 13 and 14 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. It is a China-led eight-member economic and security bloc with India and Pakistan were admitted to the grouping in 2017.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang on Sunday said Xi will pay state visits to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan from June 12 to 16.

From June 12 to 14, President Xi will pay a state visit to Kyrgyzstan and attend the SCO summit, Lu said in a statement.
Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri said last week that the two leaders would meet on the sidelines of the SCO summit.

“It is worth mentioning that last year, our leaders met four times on the sidelines of different multi-lateral meetings,” said Misri, recalling last year’s successful informal summit at Wuhan between the two leaders.

The Wuhan summit between Modi and Xi was largely credited to have turned around the bilateral relations soured by the 73-day Doklam standoff, triggered by Chinese troops attempts to build a road close to the Indian border in an area also claimed by Bhutan in 2017.

After the Wuhan summit, both the countries stepped up efforts to improve relations on different spheres including the military-to-military ties.

After the SCO summit, President Xi will travel to Tajikistan.

From June 14 to 16, the Xi will attend the fifth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan, Lu added.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma