Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping returned to Beijing late at night on Sept. 16 after a three-day trip to Central Asia. During his attendance at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan, Xi held one-on-one meetings on the sidelines with leaders from ten countries. However, he had no such meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
China’s Xinhua News Agency said in a press release that Xi returned to Beijing immediately after the summit ended in Samarkand on the afternoon of Sept. 16.
During the summit, Xi held one-on-one meetings with the leaders of Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Belarus, Pakistan, Mongolia, Turkey, and Azerbaijan. It had been expected that Xi would also meet with Modi to discuss the Sino-Indian border dispute and other issues. However, according to the Xinhua News Agency’s press release, that did not happen….
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