Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Qingdao in China shortly to attend the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO summit. Apart from attending the regional summit, PM Modi will also hold bilateral talks with heads of several countries. PM Modi will have a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping hours after his arrival today. Prime Minister Modi and President Xi will take stock of the implementation of decisions taken at an informal summit last month in China’s Wuhan.
PM Modi will hold nearly half a dozen bilateral meetings at the SCO summit. Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain will also attend the summit, however, it is not clear whether PM Modi will have a formal interaction with him.
Leaders of the eight Shanghai Cooperation Organisation members and four observer nations will attend the summit.
Here are the live updates of PM Modi’s China visit for the SCO summit:
This is the first time India will be participating in the summit as a member. India was given the membership of the SCO in June 2017.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left today for Qingdao, China, to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO Summit. The PM will hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the event.