Modi-Xi bilateral on SCO meet sidelines
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday on the sidelines of the SCO Summit during which they will take stock of the implementation of decisions taken at the informal summit just over a month ago in Wuhan.Modi is expected to hold nearly half a dozen bilateral meetings with leaders of other SCO countries. However, there is no official word on whether there will be any interaction between Modi and Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain, who is scheduled to attend the meeting in China.Meanwhile, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue between India, the US, Japan and Australia revived last year met for the second time along the sidelines of an ASEAN meeting in Singapore on Thursday. The Indian delegation included Joint Secretaries for East Asia and Americas in the Ministry Of External Affairs (MEA). The participants reaffirmed their support for a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. They also confirmed their common commitment, based on shared values and principles, to promote a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific,” said the MEA in its statement.