Vladimir Putin visited Uzbekistan to attend the SCO summit in Samarkand.
On September 15, the President of Russia
had a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit, namely with President
of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, President
of Iran Ebrahim Raisi, Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif and President of China Xi Jinping. Trilateral talks were also held with the head of the People's
Republic of China and President of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khurelskh. Vladimir
Putin also met with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and presented
him with the Order of Alexander Nevsky for his great contribution to strengthening friendly relations with Russia.
On September 16, the President of Russia
attended a restricted attendance meeting and an expanded meeting of the SCO Heads
of State Council. Following the summit, the leaders signed the Samarkand
Declaration and adopted a set of documents.
After the summit, the President of Russia
held bilateral talks with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, President of Turkiye
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and answered journalists'
questions during the concluding news conference.