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President Xi meets world leaders ahead of SCO Summit

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06-23-2016 20:16 BJT

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China's president Xi Jinping is in the Uzbek capital Tashkent for the annual Shanghai Cooperation Orgainization summit. Ahead of the event, he met with various world leaders.

Talks with Pakistan's president Mamnoon Hussain resulted in both countries agreeing to boost construction on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Hussain said Pakistan supports China's stance on issues such as the South China Sea, Taiwan and Tibet.

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China's president Xi Jinping meets with Pakistan's president Mamnoon Hussain

Xi also spoke with president of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, where boosting cooperation in the energy sector and jointly combating terrorism were discussed.

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China's president Xi Jinping meets with president of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

Xi also held talks with Mongolian president Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj. Both leaders vowed to boost development of border ports and transportation. Xi said bilateral trade volume should reach 10 billion dollars by 2020.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 23, 2016.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 23, 2016.

Talks with president of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, resulted in both sides continuing to enhance cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative. Rahmon said Tajikistan supports China's position on the South China Sea dispute, which should not be an international issue.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 23, 2016.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 23, 2016.