|PM with Xi|
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a brief exchange of pleasantries on Day-Two of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit here. It was informal and brief in nature, while the leaders attending the meet were at the lounge, and Imran Khan congratulated Modi on his return to power after the polls.
On the first day of the summit, the two leaders had avoided each other.
At the summit, the Indian PM called for a joint fight against terror, and said nations that supported or funded terror outfits should be held accountable for such acts. The Prime Minister did not mention any nation by name, but the reference obviously was to Pakistan.
FIRST REPORT: 13 JUNE:
PM Modi, who arrived here on Thursday for the eight-nation summit, held an informal meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and held out an invitation to him to visit India. Xi promptly accepted the invitation. Xi had visited India a short while after Modi took over as Prime Minister for the first time in 2014, and the two had spent valuable time in the PM’s home-state of Gujarat.
Tweeted PM Modi after his meeting with Xi: “Had an extremely fruitful meeting with President Xi Jinping. Our talks included the full spectrum of India-China relations. We shall continue working together to improve economic and cultural ties between our nations.”
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