WSJ: Syrian army is about to retake militant-controlled east AleppoWorld December 06, 8:48
OSCE chief says trip to Crimea possible after consultations with Moscow and KievWorld December 06, 8:25
Erdogan signs bill to ratify Turkish Stream projectBusiness & Economy December 06, 8:19
Russia, India to hold joint naval drills on December 14-21Military & Defense December 06, 7:36
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft team up to fight terrorism contentSociety & Culture December 06, 6:51
Russian hospital shelling 'cold-blooded murder' - Defense MinistryWorld December 06, 5:32
Some 100,000 Aleppo residents freed from rule of terrorists — Syria’s UN envoyWorld December 06, 5:04
Over 1,000 Syrian settlements join reconciliation process - Russian defense ministryWorld December 06, 3:27
Italian president asks Renzi to delay resignation until budget passedWorld December 06, 3:24
Prior to the official meeting of the SCO summit, the Russian leader is scheduled to meet for talks on Thursday with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and this will be their fourth bilateral meeting starting this year.
Putin and Xi are expected to discuss a set of key international issues, which among others include the controversial Iranian nuclear issue and the current situation on the Korean peninsula.
The Russian and Chinese leaders will be later joined for talks by Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj and their trilateral meeting will signal the start of the new format of Russia-China-Mongolia negotiations, which are planned to be held on a regular basis in the future.
Following the trilateral meeting, Putin is also scheduled to meet with President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and then with the leader of the summit’s hosting country, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon.
Thursday will be rounded up with a concert and a dinner for the SCO summit participants, while the official part of the summit will start the following day.
Turkmenistan’s president and heads of a number of international organizations have been invited to the summit as guests.
The summit is expected to be completed with the final document, the Dushanbe declaration, which is expected to focus on consolidated approaches of the member states to the SCO development and to key international issues.