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Putin To Visit China May 16-17, Says Kremlin

The Kremlin has said Putin will visit China on May 16-17, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jumping.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to embark on his first foreign trip since assuming office for a new term, with a visit to China scheduled for May 16-17, as announced by the Kremlin on Tuesday.

The visit comes at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping and is characterised as a state visit, highlighting the significance of the bilateral relationship between the two nations.

“At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin will pay a state visit to China on May 16-17 as his first foreign trip after taking office,” the Kremlin said.

During the visit, Putin and Xi are expected to “discuss in detail the entire range of issues of the comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation, identify key areas for further development of Russian-Chinese practical cooperation, and exchange views in detail on the most pressing international and regional issues.”

The Kremlin said that after the meeting the two leaders would sign a joint statement.

Melissa Enoch

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