Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit Moscow and meet Russian President Vladimir Putin next week. On this subject writing Reuters, citing knowledgeable sources.
Other details are unknown, the newspaper notes.
In mid-February, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) wrote, citing sources, that Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow would take place in the coming months. The publication’s interlocutors noted that preparations for the trip are still in their infancy, and it could take place in April or early May. According to sources, the Chinese president’s meeting with Putin should become an “impulse” for holding multilateral peace talks on Ukraine.
Last week, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov doesn’t to comment on the report that the Chinese leader’s trip to Russia will take place on March 21. “So far, we have nothing to report on this matter,” he said. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has also could not confirm information about Xi Jinping’s visit that day.
At the end of December 2022, Putin during a conversation with the President of the People’s Republic of China via video link declaredwhat awaits him during a visit to Moscow in the spring of 2023. The Russian president stressed that Xi Jinping’s trip “will demonstrate to the world the strength of Russian-Chinese ties on key issues”.
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