Putin plans to hold 11 bilateral meetings with foreign colleagues in Ufa

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to hold 11 bilateral meetings with foreign colleagues on the sidelines of the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summits, which are to take place in Ufa on July 8-10, Putin's aide Yury Ushakov said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to hold 11 bilateral meetings with foreign colleagues on the sidelines of the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summits, which are to take place in Ufa on July 8-10, Putin's aide Yury Ushakov said.

In particular, Putin will meet with the Chinese leader, the Indian prime minister and the presidents of Tajikistan, South Africa and Belarus on July 8 ahead of the BRICS summit opening, Ushakov said.

The Russian president is scheduled to meet with the presidents of Iran, Kazakhstan and Brazil on July 9 after lunch.

On July 10 Putin will meet with the president of Uzbekistan, which will chair the SCO next, the new Afghan president and the Pakistani prime minister.

The Russian president will also attend the second trilateral meeting between the leaders of Russia, China and Mongolia on July 9.

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