Putin arrives in Samarkand to take part in SCO summit

Putin arrives in Samarkand to take part in SCO summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday arrived in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand, where he will take part in a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and is also scheduled for a number of meetings in bilateral and multilateral formats.

On September 15, the Russian president will meet for talks with his Kyrgyz counterpart Sadyr Japarov, with President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdymukhamedov, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif, and Chinese President Xi Jinping. In addition, a trilateral Russia-Mongolia-China summit will be held on Thursday.

On Friday, Putin will take part in the meeting of the Council of the SCO Heads of State. The Russian leader is expected to speak about his vision of the tasks facing the organization and suggest a number of measures to improve its activity.

On the same day, he will hold bilateral talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.