Putin ‘intends’ to visit China in October

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Poutine plans to visit China in October, the Kremlin announced on Tuesday, as Russia aims to strengthen ties with one of its closest allies.

“We know that we have received an invitation and that we intend to go to China when the Belt and Road Forum is held in October,” said Yuri Ushakov, assistant to the president for international affairs, in comments relayed by Russian news agencies.
Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Moscow in March and said relations between the two countries were entering a new era.

China and Russia are strategic allies, with the two sides frequently touting their “limitless” partnership and cooperation in economic and military spheres.
Their ties grew even closer after Russia began its military campaign in Ukraine in February last year and the ensuing Western economic sanctions.
Beijing has ostensibly refused to condemn Russia’s offensive against its neighbor.
Putin last visited China in 2022, during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Beijing.
He also participated in the first two Belt and Road Forums held in China in 2017 and 2019.

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