Putin and Xi Jinping will discuss Ukraine during their meeting at the SCO summit in Samarkand
MOSCOW, September 13 – RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s deputy for international relations, Yury Ushakov, said that President Vladimir Putin and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping will discuss the Ukraine issue at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand.
He noted that Beijing has a balanced approach to this issue and understands the reasons for the special operations.
In addition, the leaders will discuss issues related to the activities of the SCO and the strengthening of the organization’s role in international relations. The Vice President emphasized that they will also talk about the strategic partnership of the countries, which is at an unprecedented level today.
“If we are talking about a bilateral agenda, a conversation on trade and economic cooperation will be very important during this contact. In the difficult situation we are in, this cooperation is stable, continues to develop, gain momentum in the face of illegitimate sanctions by the West,” he said.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit will be held in Uzbek Samarkand on September 15-16.
SCO is an international organization founded in 2001. India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan participate. Observer countries – Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia, partner countries – Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia, Nepal, Turkey and Sri Lanka.
At the summit held in Dushanbe in September 2021, the procedure for including Iran in the organization and granting the status of dialogue partner to Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia was initiated. This year, Belarus officially applied to join the SCO as a full member.
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