Astana (Kazakhstan): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Chinese President Xi Jinping here ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit.

"PM Narendra Modi meets President of China Xi Jinping on margins of SCO Summit in Astana," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted with pictures of both the leaders.

After participating in the summit on Friday, Modi will also attend the World Exposition hosted by Kazakhstan, before returning to India.