President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov arrived in Uzbekistan’s city Samarkand on Thursday at the invitation of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to participate as an honorary guest in a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
At the airport, the Head of Turkmenistan was greeted by Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov and other officials, according to the Press Service of the President of Uzbekistan.
The program of Serdar Berdimuhamedov's visit also includes trip to the Hazrat Khizr memorial complex and laying flowers at the tomb of the First President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.
On the sidelines of summit to be held on September 15-16, Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov will also hold talks with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental organization founded in Shanghai in June 2001. The SCO member countries are China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan. The SCO observer countries are Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia, and the partner countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Turkey and Sri Lanka.