Putin arrived in Qingdao to attend the SCO summit

Putin arrived in Qingdao to attend the SCO summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived from Beijing to the Chinese city of Qingdao on the eve of the summit of the Shanghai cooperation organization.

According to “RIA Novosti”, in the framework of the summit the Russian leader will hold separate meetings with his counterparts in the SCO.

Earlier on June 8, the President met with President of China XI Jinping in Beijing. The Chinese leader handed his Russian counterpart the order of Friendship of China — thus, Putin became the first winner of this prestigious award among foreigners. The presidents also traveled on the bullet train to Tianjin and visited a friendly hockey match between the two countries.

About the plans of the Russian President to travel to Tianjin by high-speed train became known in late may. Information about the details of the visit of the President, “Izvestia” has confirmed its press-Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

The SCO summit will be held in Qingdao on June 8-10. In addition to Russia and China will participate India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.