Lavrov arrived in Uzbekistan on Wednesday evening after completing his five-day African tour.
Sputnik is broadcast live from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds a press briefing following the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Foreign Ministers Council Friday, July 29.
The SCO foreign ministers discussed cooperation among the organization’s member states as well as the most pressing regional and international issues. The meeting also focused on preparations for the SCO summit to be held in Samarkand on September 15-16.
The head of Russian diplomacy arrived in Uzbekistan for a two-day visit and has already held talks with the country’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Earlier this week, Lavrov went on a five-day tour of Africa, having visited Egypt, Uganda, Ethiopia and the Republic of Congo.
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