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President Xi heads to Bishkek to attend SCO Set to meet PM Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday left for Kyrgyz capital Bishkek where he would attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on its sidelines, the first meeting between the two leaders after the BJP s massive victory in the general elections. The 19th summit of the SCO is due to be held on June 13-14 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The SCO is a China-led eight-member economic and security bloc with India and Pakistan being admitted to the grouping in 2017. President Xi has left for Kyrgyzstan, where he would attend the SCO summit, official media here reported. The SCO summit will be the first major international event being attended by Prime Minister Modi after his re-election. He would meet President Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the summit. In a sign of the importance attached to the SCO, which focuses on the security and counter terrorism cooperation among the member countries, Modi invited Kyrgyz ...

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