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According to Ying Lian, of the China Radio International (CRI) English Service, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the southwestern Russian city of Ufa on Wednesday to attend the annual summits of BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
In a news brief sent to The UNION, Lian says Jinping and other leaders of the emerging-market bloc will exchange views on enhancing cooperation among BRICS countries and on international, regional issues of common concern.
He also inform that China hopes the Ufa summit can push for building partnerships among BRICS countries, make new progress on the operation of the New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement, deepen consensus on the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and promote BRICS’ exchanges with the SCO and the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union.
The SCO has China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as its full members, with Afghanistan, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan as observers and Belarus, Turkey and Sri Lanka as dialogue partners.