Tashkent, June 23:

After his about an hour-long meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral with Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov here on Thursday.

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“The next bilateral meeting with President Karimov of Uzbekistan to discuss deeper bilateral cooperation,” Modi tweeted with pictures of the ongoing meet.

This is their second bilateral meeting since Modi went to Uzbekistan in July last year during his visit to the five Central Asian countries.

Modi’s meeting with Xi was his first engagement after landing at the airport, where he was received by Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Modi is here for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. India has an observer status at the grouping. (IANS)