Xinhua (13 June 2019) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit meeting, India’s External Affairs Ministry said Thursday.
This would be Modi’s first multilateral engagement after being re-elected as prime minister for the second term last month. This would also be the second occasion when India will be attending SCO summit as a full-fledged member.
Last year Modi attended the SCO summit held in China. “Strengthening India’s presence on the global stage. For the first multilateral engagement post re-election, PM Narendra Modi embarks on a two-day visit to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Heads of State meeting on June 13-14 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic,” tweeted the official spokesman of External Affairs Ministry Raveesh Kumar.
On the sidelines of the SCO summit, Modi will also hold bilateral meetings with heads of governments of some countries.