India’s Modi to attend SCO regional security bloc summit next week

India’s Modi to attend SCO regional security bloc summit next week

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a news conference during the German-Indian government consultations at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany May 2, 2022. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

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MUMBAI, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a summit of regional security bloc Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) next week, the government said in a statement on Sunday. It said Modi will likely hold bilateral meetings during Modi’s two-day visit to Uzbekistan (hosting the event) starting Sept. 15.

According to media reports, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi are all expected to attend what will be the SCO’s 22nd meeting. The bloc also includes Kazakhstan, and other Asian countries.

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Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; editing by John Stonestreet

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