The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, landed in Moscow for meetings with Vladimir Putin, he informed the Russian state media TASS, at this second fair (20).
It is the first time that the leader of China visits his vizinho and close strategic partner since the beginning of the war in Ukraine.
During the visit, Xi and Putin will discuss “strategic cooperation” between the two countries, second or Kremlin.
“During the negotiations, the most advanced development of comprehensive partnership relations and strategic cooperation between Russia and China will be discussed,” the statement said.
“An exchange of opinions is also planned in the context of the deepening of Russian-Chinese cooperation in the international arena”, added the Kremlin. “Several important bilateral documents will be assassinated”.
The visit comes at a time when China tries to present itself as a neutral peace mediator in Ukraine, but the effort was received with skepticism by Western capitals due to Beijing’s growing partnership with Moscow.
China refused to condemn Russia’s attack on Ukraine – or referred to it as an “invasion”, instead dissing, blaming or advancing Nato for provoking or conflict.
It also provides diplomatic support to Moscow, as it expands the commercial and military ties with its northern vizinho.
Western authorities will also raise concerns that China may be considering providing lethal military assistance to Russia, an accusation denied by Beijing.
Source: CNN Espanol