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Imran Khan PM, Putin hold informal meeting on sidelines of 19th SCO Summit

BISHKEK: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday held an informal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a dinner hosted by Kyrgyzstan president in honour of heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

PM Khan on Thursday arrived in Kyrgyzstan to attend the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State (CHS) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) being held in the capital Bishkek.

During the dinner hosted by Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, the Pakistan premier and President Putin shook hands and inquired well-being of each other, according to sources.

They said that PM Khan and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi entered the hall room together, but did not greet each other.

The prime minister, however, shook hands with heads of other states, the sources said, adding that Khan and Modi sat in different corners of the hall room.

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