Xi Jinping will travel to Russia next week to meet Vladimir Putin

FILE – Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on February 4, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File) (Alexei Druzhinin/)

the president of china, Xi Jinping, will travel to Russia next week in an apparent show of support for Vladimir Putin, so it The Asian giant’s foreign ministry reported this Friday in a statement.

“At the invitation of the head of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, the president Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Russia from March 20 to 22”, indicated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, without giving further details.

He indicated that both leaders will exchange points of view “in the context of the deepening of Russian-Chinese cooperation in the international arena”

According to the statement, the two leaders also they will sign “important bilateral documents”.

The talks will address current issues of the development of association relations and strategic interaction between Russia and China.

China has declared a “limitless” friendship with Russia and has refused to condemn Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

He has also condemned the Western sanctions against the Krenlim and has accused the NATO and the United States to provoke Russia.

The visit, Putin said, could “demonstrate to the whole world the strength of Russian-Chinese ties” and “become the major political event of the year in terms of bilateral relations.

In an unusual telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, the chinese foreign minister He expressed Beijing’s concern at the possibility that the conflict with Russia could get out of control and urged talks to find a solution. political solution.

qin gang expressed to Dmytro Kuleba China “has always maintained an objective and fair stance on the Ukraine issue, is committed to promoting peace and advancing negotiations, and calls on the international community to create the necessary conditions for the settlement of the conflict,” the ministry said. Chinese Foreign Affairs in a statement posted on its website.

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