Russia gains support from China and Uzbekistan at SCO summit

In the midst of the invasion of Ukraine, the president of Russia, Vladimir Putingather support at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Uzbekistanamong them, that of his key ally, China.

Although in its press release after the meeting, China did not specifically mention Ukraine, it promised that the president, Xi-Jinping, would offer “strong support” to the “fundamental interests” of Russia. Just as he also defended his national sovereignty and the Communist Party’s claim on Taiwan, for which he is willing to go to war.

Russia and Uzbekistan

Russia has also found support in Central Asian countries. Putin and the Uzbek leader signed a declaration at their meeting to create a comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, with the aim of increasing the participation of national currencies in bilateral agreements

Belarus appreciates China’s support

Russia is not the only one that needs China’s support. Belarus has been punished by international sanctions due to its support for the invasion of Ukraine and for the strong post-election crackdown in 2020.

That is why the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenkothanked China for its support in “difficult times” in his speech.

Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyevmet with the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan; to deal with the conflict in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. One of the goals of this summit is to ensure that tensions in the disputed area between Azerbaijan and Armenia do not escalate further.

With the war in Ukraine underway, neither of the two main allies of the two countries, Russia and Turkey, seem interested in the conflict advancing.

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