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Russia’s Putin arrives in Uzbekistan on third foreign trip of his new term

Russia’s Putin arrives in Uzbekistan on third foreign trip of his new term
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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived on Sunday in the capital of Uzbekistan where he is to hold talks with President Shavkay Mirziyoyev, which are expected to focus on deepening the countries’ relations.

Putin laid a wreath at a monument to Uzbekistan’s independence in Tashkent and held what the Kremlin said were informal talks with Mirziyoyev.

The formal meeting of the presidents is to take place on Monday.

The visit is Putin’s third foreign trip since being inaugurated for a fifth term in May.

He first travelled to China, where he expressed appreciation for China’s proposals for talks to end the Ukraine conflict, and later to Belarus where Russia has deployed tactical nuclear weapons.

Ahead of the Uzbekistan trip, Putin and Mirziyoyev discussed an array of bilateral cooperation issues, including trade and economic relations, the Kremlin said.

The Kremlin leader has travelled abroad only infrequently since the start of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

The International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest last March on suspicion of illegally deporting hundreds of children from Ukraine. The Kremlin denies those allegations.

Additional reporting by Reuters

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