Vladimir Putin: In Russia, Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit after the end of the regular session of the National People’s Congress in China, President Vladimir Putin said at a session with Wang Yi, head of the office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China for international affairs.
« Of course, we are waiting for the President of the People’s Republic of China to visit Russia; we agreed on this earlier, » Putin said.
« We understand that there is a domestic political agenda, but we proceed from the fact that all issues related to this agenda are resolved with the National People’s Congress, which is planned by the relevant Congress of Deputies of China, where serious personnel issues should also be resolved, we will implement our plans for personal sessions, which will give an further momentum to the expansion of our relations, » the president added.
A day earlier, Xi Jinping plans to visit Moscow and meet with Putin in the coming months, The Wall Street Journal reported . Her sources said that the exact date of the visit has not yet been determined; the trip could take place in April or early May. The interlocutors of the newspaper connected the upcoming visit with the desire of Beijing to participate more actively in the Ukrainian settlement.
Wang Yi travels to France, Italy, Hungary, and Russia on February 14-22. On February 21, he met with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, and on February 22, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
In a previous post, Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit Moscow in the coming months to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports, citing sources.
The WSJ interlocutors noted that the organization of the visit is at an early phase, and the exact date has not yet been decided.
According to them, this trip may take place in April or early May. Beijing has said it wants to play a more active role in resolving the situation in Ukraine, sources say. The meeting with Putin will be part of an effort to push for multilateral peace talks and will allow China to reiterate its call for the non-use of nuclear weapons.