Xi arrives in Uzbekistan for state visit, SCO summit

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan – President Xi Jinping arrived here on Wednesday evening to pay a state visit to Uzbekistan and attend the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

The Chinese leader reached the Uzbek city after a state visit to Kazakhstan earlier in the day.

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He left Beijing on Wednesday morning to attend the SCO meeting and pay state visits to the two countries at the invitation of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.