Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Thursday to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit. Modi will be in Uzbekistan for a “brief period”, India’s Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said.

According to the schedule released by the PMO, Modi will have bilateral meetings with at least three foreign leaders — Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Iranian President Ayatollah Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi.

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The Indian Prime Minister will not be meeting his Pakistani counterpart Shehbaz Sharif and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who will attend the summit in Uzbekistan.

Here is Indian PM Modi’s full schedule:

Thursday, 15 September 2022

1840: Emplane for Samarkand

2100: Arrival at Samarkand Airport

Friday, 16 September 2022

0940: Welcome Ceremony of Heads of SCO Member States

0955: Group Photo of SCO member states only

1000: Restricted format SCO Meeting (1+1)

1140: Joint Photo Session

1145: Extended format SCO Meeting (1+5)

1345: Signing of Samarkand Declaration

1415: Official Banquet hosted by Uzbek President

1540: Arrival at Samarkand Regency Hotel

1540: Bilateral Meeting with H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation 

1620: Arrival at Congress Centre

1620: Bilateral Meeting with H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan       

1700: Bilateral Meeting with H.E. Mr. Ayatollah Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

1825: Arrive mausoleum of Islam Karimov

1825: Floral tribute to first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov

1850: Emplane for Delhi

2215: Arrival at Air Force Station, Palam

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The event in the ancient sultanate of Samarkand is part of Xi’s first foreign trip since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic more than two years ago, underscoring Beijing’s desire to assert itself as a regional power.

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping were due to meet one-on-one and discuss Ukraine, according to the Russian president’s foreign affairs adviser.