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Modi-Xi meeting would take forward issues discussed during Wuhan Summit: Indian envoy

By Vikas
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The upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on June 9 would take forward the discussions held during the informal summit between the two leaders in Wuhan, China, in April, said Indian Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale on Friday.

 Indian Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale (Image credit – ANI/Twitter)

PM Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping on Saturday on the sidelines of the SCO Summit.

"There will be a bilateral meeting between PM Modi and President Xi tomorrow and there are many things that the leaders look forward to discussing, they'll most probably take forward what was discussed during informal summit in Wuhan," Bambawale told news agency ANI.

Speaking on the SCO summit, Bambawale said that talks on terrorism would be "a substantial part of discussions".

"This is the first summit wherein India is participating with complete membership & so will Pakistan," he added.

PM Modi will be participating in the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, being held under the chairmanship of President Xi, on June 9 and 10, in Qingdao, Shandong province, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar earlier said. The Prime Minister's programme includes participation in the welcome banquet hosted by the Chinese president on the evening of June 9. The main day of the SCO summit is June 10, Kumar said.

Bilateral meeting with President Xi would take place on June 9, while other meetings were being finalised, he said.

Among other issues, the summit is expected to focus on opportunities for cooperation among SCO members and the situation in the region.

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