Beijing: China’s foreign minister declined to confirm whether President Xi Jinping would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation regional security bloc summit.
From September 15, the summit will be held in Uzbekistan.
During a Tuesday news briefing, the foreign ministry was asked about Xi’s plans. However, the Beijing-headquartered SCO comprises China, Russia, India, and Pakistan, as well as four central Asian countries — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.
It is the largest regional organization in the world, covering 60% of Eurasia’s area, 40% of the global population, and more than 30% of the worldwide GDP.
China President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in this week’s state visit — his first overseas trip since the Coronavirus pandemic.