China's President Xi to visit Russia next week
By Islamuddin Sajid, Elena Teslova
MOSCOW / BEIJING (AA) – China’s President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Russia next week, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday.
"At the invitation of President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation, President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Russia from March 20 to 22," Hua Chunying tweeted.
She also stated that this will be a trip for friendship and peace.
"On the basis of no-alliance, no-confrontation and no-targeting of any third party, China and Russia have been promoting greater democracy in international relations," she added.
The Kremlin said in a statement, “During the talks, topical issues of further development of comprehensive partnership relations and strategic cooperation between Russia and China will be discussed.”
The two leaders will also discuss expanding Russian-Chinese cooperation in the international arena. A number of important bilateral documents are being prepared for signing on the sidelines of the meeting, according to the Kremlin.