Xi Jinping travels to Russia for first foreign visit since re-election
Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to arrive in Russia today on a state visit, which will last from March 20 to 22. This will be his first trip abroad since being re-elected as the country’s leader for the third time. Writes about it RIA News.
The agency recalls that 10 years ago, when Xi Jinping was first elected head of the PRC, he also paid his first state visit to the Russian Federation.
Chinese and Russian experts told the publication that the upcoming visit will affect the bilateral relations between Russia and China for the better. Moscow and Beijing can deepen strategic interaction and mutual trust, as well as exchange views on international issues.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about the development of relations between the two countries in his article “Russia and China – a partnership looking to the future” for the People’s Daily newspaper. The material in Russian is available for reading on the Kremlin website. The head of the Russian state noted that Moscow and Beijing “are literally and figuratively building bridges.” We are talking about connecting two bridge crossings across the Amur River and deepening cooperation between the two states.