China President Xi Jinping in Samarkand: Chinese President Xi Jinping will leave China this week for the first time in two years. He will then travel to Kazakhstan and attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a brief statement that Xi Jinping will attend the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO in Samarkand city and will travel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan from September 14 to 16. Xi will visit Kazakhstan on 14 September, which will be his first foreign visit since January 2020.
Visited Myanmar in 2020
Let us tell you that Xi Jinping last visited Myanmar on 17-18 January 2020. Just days after returning from Myanmar, China announced a massive outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan. After it turned into a global pandemic, resulting in millions of deaths worldwide, Xi Jinping (69) has not left China since then and has been attending global events digitally. After Kazakhstan, Xi will travel to neighboring Uzbekistan, where the SCO summit is scheduled for September 15-16.
meeting with these countries
The Beijing-headquartered SCO is an eight-member economic and security organization consisting of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement on Sunday that Prime Minister Modi will visit Uzbekistan on September 15-16 to participate in the SCO and may also hold some bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit. The Ministry of External Affairs said that at the invitation of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Prime Minister Modi will visit Samarkand on September 15-16 to attend the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO.