Visit to Uzbekistan
In the course of his two-day visit to Uzbekistan, Vladimir Putin attended an anniversary meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council, following which a package of documents was signed. President Putin also had a number of meetings with foreign leaders, in particular, with President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A tripartite meeting also took place, between Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj. In addition, the presidents of Russia and Uzbekistan laid flowers at the Alexander Pushkin monument in central Tashkent. At the conclusion of his working visit to Uzbekistan, the Russian head of state responded to questions from reporters.