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No Modi-Imran meet planned at SCO Summit: MEA
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No Modi-Imran meet planned at SCO Summit: MEA

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New Delhi, June 6: There is no meeting planned between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Bishkek.

"To the best of my knowledge there is no bilateral meeting being planned between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan," MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar told reporters here on Thursday.

The SCO Summit will be held at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on June 13 and 14. During SCO Foreign Ministers' meeting last month, the then External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi exchanged only pleasantries.

India and Pakistan became full-fledged SCO members on June 9 in 2017 at its Summit in Asthana.

The diplomatic relation between India and Pakistan had suffered setback after the Pulwama terror attack and the Balakot air strike by Indian Air Force on February 26, 2019.Answering questions, MEA spokesman declined to say anything on media reports that Pakistan government has decided to slash its defence budget. (UNI)