No matter how worldwide situations change, China and Russian Federation always firmly support each other in defending their respective core interests, deepen cooperation in all areas, jointly and actively participate in global governance, and play a pivotal role in establishing a new type of worldwide relations and building a community with a shared future for humanity, Xi said.
"It wasn't us who left", he said.
'As soon as the USA side is ready, the meeting will take place, depending, of course, on my working schedule'. 'Colleagues refused to come to Russian Federation on well-known grounds'.
The introduction of additional regulation of deliveries of vehicles to the United States might affect the interests of many countries, in particular, of the European states, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. "I see this as an acknowledgement and an evaluation of Russia's efforts to develop a comprehensive strategic partnership with China", he said, making only passing mention of "our personal friendship".
The show of unity was in stark contrast to the calamitous end to the Group of Seven meeting in Quebec City, after US President Donald Trump disowned a joint summit statement and lambasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as "dishonest" and "weak".
I can reiterate that in our last telephone conversation he expressed his concern about the threat of a new round of the arms race.
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Before the medal ceremony, Putin said the two heads of state had enjoyed "fruitful" talks. Aside from the dispute over Russian Federation annexing the Crimea from Ukraine, the Kremlin's standing within the worldwide community has been eroded by its meddling in elections in other countries.
"We have continued our cooperation even during hard times", Kurz said after his talks with Putin on Tuesday.
Founded in 2001, the SCO also includes the former Central Asian Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Now in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the pact, "SCO members may use granting full membership to Iran as a way to demonstrate support for (Tehran) and the nuclear agreement", said Dawn Murphy, professor of global security studies at the U.S. Air War College.
Putin also lambasted Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, saying the decision could "destabilize the situation" in the region.
The United States and Russia's relationship has remained a big part of Trump's presidency since the 2016 election.
The two-day SCO summit comes after US President Donald Trump controversially pulled Washington out of the 2015 worldwide pact with Iran that placed limits on its nuclear programme in return for easing economic sanctions.