President Vladimir Putin Arrives in China for State Visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing on Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to China. This marks his first state visit since beginning his new term as President of Russia.

Wang Wenbin, the official representative of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that President Xi Jinping will discuss bilateral relations with Putin, celebrating the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Russia. They will also address cooperation in various fields and international and regional issues of mutual interest.

According to TASS, Putin’s visit will include stops in Beijing and Harbin. In Beijing, talks will be held with Chinese leaders, and the Russian delegation will include five vice-premiers, as well as heads of economic, diplomatic, and security departments, Russian Railways, Rosatom, Roscosmos, and leaders from 20 Russian regions.

In Harbin, Putin will participate in the opening ceremony of the VIII China-Russia Expo and the IV Russian-Chinese Forum on Interregional Cooperation.

Trade between China and Russia is expected to exceed $240 billion in 2023, according to the General Customs Administration of China.



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