China declines to say if Xi will meet Putin and Modi at summit

25th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to Chinese rule
China's President Xi Jinping waves following his speech after a ceremony to inaugurate the city's new leader and government in Hong Kong, China, July 1, 2022, on the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. Selim Chtayti/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

BEIJING, Sept 13 (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry declined to say whether President Xi Jinping will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin or Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation regional security bloc summit this week.

The summit will take place in Uzbekistan from Sept. 15.

The foreign ministry was asked about Xi's plans during a daily news briefing on Tuesday.

Reporting by Eduardo Baptista, Writing by Martin Quin Pollard, Editing by Andrew Heavens

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