Xi and Putin to address Shanghai alliance, with Iran to join

SpaceWar.com reports: “Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin are set to address the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation alliance on Tuesday, with Iran expected to expand the Asian grouping.

Putin will be addressing his first summit since a short-lived mutiny last month after the head of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, led a failed rebellion against the Kremlin.

India is hosting the virtual summit of the eight-member SCO — headquartered in Beijing but hosted by New Delhi which holds the rotating chair — alongside the leaders of Russia, Pakistan and several Central Asian countries.

The Kremlin has confirmed Putin will address the summit, while Chinese state media also reported Xi Jinping will take part…”

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