Putin of Russia and China will meet next week in Uzbekistan.

A Russian ambassador announced on Wednesday that Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin will meet next week during a regional summit in Uzbekistan. 

This will be the Chinese leader's first trip outside of China since the outbreak began.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting will be held in Samarkand in less than ten days.

China, Russia, four central Asian nations , India, and Pakistan make up the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

On September 15 and 16, it will conduct its subsequent summit in Samarkand, an ancient Silk Road destination in Uzbekistan.

Putin and Xi last met in early February in Beijing, just before the Winter Olympics.