Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit Russia on March 20-22 at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This will be a friendship visit aimed at deepening relations between the two countries.
Today, the Kremlin officially announced the dates of the state visit of the President of China and said that the Russian and Chinese leaders will discuss "topical issues of further development of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation between Russia and China".
Regional and international issues will also be discussed.
The negotiation's main topic will be the deepening of cooperation between Moscow and Beijing in the international arena. It is planned to sign a number of important bilateral documents.
Today, Xi Jinping's visit was confirmed in Beijing. The Chinese Foreign Ministry informs that this will be a friendship visit, it will strengthen the cooperation between the two countries and become a new impetus in relations between Russia and China. Wang Wenbin, the ministry's spokesman, said the upcoming visit would help to "promote strategic cooperation and practical interaction between Russia and China".
It is especially emphasized that the negotiations will not be aimed against third countries and will be held on the basis of the non-confrontation principles.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Xi Jinping's spring trip to Russia would be the central event in relations between Russia and China in 2023.
Let us remind you that on March 10, for the third time Xi Jinping was re-elected as President of the People's Republic of China and head of the Central Military Commision of China.
At the end of December 2022, in a conversation with Putin Xi Jinping expressed confidence that in 2023 China's relations with Russia would have new opportunities for development. The Chinese leader reaffirmed the readiness for a global partnership with Russia, the focus on close contacts and the expansion of Beijing-Moscow cooperation.