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Russia's Putin to visit China on President Xi's invitation

The photo distributed by Russian state owned agency Sputnik shows President Vladimir Putin, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shaking hands during a meeting in Beijing on October 18, 2023. (AFP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a two-day state visit to China this week to underscore the deepening “no limits” partnership with his counterpart Xi Jinping.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry made the announcement on Tuesday, saying Putin will meet the Chinese president during his visit.

The two leaders will discuss “cooperation in various fields of bilateral relations ... as well as international and regional issues of common concern.”

No further details were mentioned.

The Kremlin also confirmed the trip in a statement, saying Putin was going to Beijing on Xi’s invitation.

The trip, starting on Thursday, will be Putin’s first foreign trip since he was sworn in as president and began his fifth term in office last week.

The Chinese president and Putin held a summit in Moscow earlier in March, during which they agreed to expand trade, energy and political relations.

The Chinese Defense Ministry said at the time China was “willing to work together with the Russian military to fully implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state.”

Last year, trade between Beijing and Moscow reached a record $240 billion, with Chinese companies increasing investment after Western firms left Russia following the imposition of sanctions against Moscow.


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