Turkmen President Serdar Berdymukhamedov will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Samarkand this week. It was reported by RT citing Yuri Ushakov, aide to the President of the Russian Federation on international affairs.
Fifteen heads of state, including China, Russia, India, Kazakhstan and others, will attend the SCO summit. President Berdymukhamedov will attend as a guest, along with the heads of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey.
This year's SCO summit will be held in Samarkand on September 15-16.
Recall that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was founded by the heads of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in 2001. The Secretariat of the SCO is based in the capital of China - Beijing. On June 9, 2017, Pakistan and India also joined the organization. On September 17, 2021, the organization's members approved the admission of Iran to the SCO, which is expected to take place at the upcoming Samarkand summit.