- Title: CHINA-XI/CEE LEADERS China's Xi meets with Belarus, Uzbek presidents in Beijing
- Date: 2nd September 2015
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 2, 2015) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING AND BELARUSSIAN PRESIDENT ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO WALKING IN LUKASHENKO TAKING SEAT MEETING IN PROGRESS XI SPEAKING WITH SEATED CHINESE DELEGATES XI SPEAKING LUKASHENKO SPEAKING WITH SEATED BELARUSSIAN DELEGATES LUKASHENKO SPEAKING XI LISTENING BELARUSSIAN DELEGATES LISTENING VARIOUS OF MEETING IN PROGRESS XI SPEAKING WITH SEATED CHINESE DELEGATES XI SPEAKING UZBEKISTAN PRESIDENT ISLAM KARIMOV LISTENING KARIMOV SPEAKING XI LISTENING WHILE CHINESE DELEGATES SEATED MEETING IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 17th September 2015 13:00
- Location: China
- Country: China
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVAD61XIJNGCBLWM6VHXMKJ6RWXX
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: China's President Xi Jinping met Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov in Beijing on Tuesday (September 2) ahead of a massive military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.
Xi and Lukashenko sat down for talks at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in the presence of delegations from the two countries.
Later, Xi also held a bilateral meeting with his Uzbekistan counterpart Islam Karimov on Tuesday afternoon.
Some 12,000 soldiers, mostly Chinese but with Russian and a few other foreign contingents, are set to march through Beijing's central Tiananmen Square on Thursday (September 3), accompanied by tanks and armored vehicles.
Xi will be joined on the podium by leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Almost all top Western leaders are staying away, alarmed by the apparent jingoism and worried by the message a Chinese show of force will send a world worried by Beijing's military ambitions.
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