Russian leader Vladimir Putin has confirmed that Chinese communist leader Xi Jinping will visit Moscow in the coming months.
Putin said that the Kremlin looked forward to welcoming the general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during a Feb. 22 meeting in Moscow with China’s highest-ranking diplomat, Wang Yi.
“We await a visit of the president of the People’s Republic of China to Russia, we have agreed on this,” Putin said during the meeting.
“Everything is progressing, developing. We are reaching new frontiers.”
Xi’s visit to Russia will be the Chinese leader’s first since 2019, though he and Putin have met in person since then.
The leaders met in Beijing in February of last year, where they agreed to a “no limits” partnership ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,
The pair met again during a security conference in Uzbekistan last September, where they vowed to promote a new, multipolar world order against the United States and the liberal international order.
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