SCO summit convenes in Beijing

June 5th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, June 5 (IANS) The annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) leadership summit convened here Tuesday with President Hu Jintao scheduled to meet 10 heads of state visiting China for the meeting.

There will be more than 100 events during the Tuesday-Friday summit, including bilateral talks, signing ceremonies, and group talks of the SCO bloc, the China Daily reported.

President Hu is expected to meet the heads of state of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan before the six-member bloc meets for talks Wednesday and Thursday.

Hu will also meet the presidents of Mongolia, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkmenistan who are also in Beijing for the summit, either as observers or guests of China.

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