Putin says summit meeting with Xi was "normal"

Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping the previous day at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Uzbekistan had been "normal".

Speaking to reporters after the summit, Putin said he had discussed measures to boost Russia-China trade during his meeting with Xi, whose "concerns" about the war in Ukraine Putin publicly acknowledged for the first time during the session.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey)