Arab and international Since 2017-06-08 at 15:43 (Baghdad time)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the Kazakh capital of Astana for the SCO summit on Thursday and Friday.
Russia's Assistant President Yuri Ushakov said on Wednesday that leaders of the SCO member states would discuss the situation in the Middle East and Afghanistan at the summit in Astana and adopt a joint statement on combating international terrorism.
"The issue of the worsening security situation in Afghanistan and the expansion of terrorist activity there will be one of the most important issues at the Shanghai summit," he said.
He added that President Vladimir Putin will hold talks on the sidelines of the summit with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
The Shanghai Summit of the Shanghai Organization is expected to take two historic decisions on the accession of India and Pakistan to this international organization