Transcript of the beginning of the meeting:
Dmitry Medvedev: Mr Prime Minister, please accept by wholehearted greetings. We have a good opportunity to exchange opinions on the sidelines of the SCO summit, and to discuss the situation in our countries, foreign policy issues and economic cooperation. I warmly welcome you.
Abdullah Abdullah (via interpreter): Thank you, Mr Prime Minister, and members of your delegation. I am glad to see you, too. As you have said, this is a good opportunity to discuss our bilateral affairs and friendly relations on the sidelines of the SCO summit. There is no doubt that we are facing common challenges and have the same opportunities, and it would be great to use them [to our mutual benefit].