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Russia postpones SCO, BRICS summits amid COVID-19 pandemic

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-05-28 10:54
A general view shows the State Historical Museum and the Kremlin wall as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Moscow, Russia May 6, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

MOSCOW - Russia has decided to postpone the 2020 summits of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRICS initially scheduled to be held in St. Petersburg in July, the Kremlin announced Wednesday.

The new dates for the summits will be determined depending on the further development of the epidemiological situation in member countries and around the world, the Kremlin said in a statement.

The summits will be probably held in autumn, local media reported citing sources.

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