Modi meets China’s Xi in Tashkent

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Tashkent, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met with Chinese President Xi Jinping here, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit.

Modi’s meeting with Xi was his first engagement after landing at the airport, where he was received by Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The Modi-Xi meeting is scheduled to see both sides discuss India’s membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group, among other bilateral and regional issues.

India is keen to become member of the 48-member elite NSG, that regulates global nuclear trade. Beijing, an important member of the grouping, has been holding out on New Delhi’s induction into the grouping.



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