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For the first time since the start of the Ladakh border impasse, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping when he travels to Uzbekistan for the  (SCO) Summit on Sept 15–16 Sept.

The Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev invited Modi to Samarkand for the SCO summit. The Indian prime minister is expected to attend "a few bilateral talks on the fringes of the conference," the external affairs ministry announced on Sunday.

On the sidelines of the summit, the prime minister is anticipated to meet privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, and Mirziyoyev, according to those acquainted with the visit's planning.

There has been a lot of talk about Modi and Xi meeting in Samarkand, especially after India and China announced on Thursday that they were removing their troops from patrolling point 15, or PP-15, in Hot Springs, which was one of the points of contention in their standoff in the Ladakh sector of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).