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Putin and Xi Publish Articles For Each Other’s State Media

  • Putin will welcome Xi in Moscow today as the Chinese leader begins his 3-day visit to Russia. Ahead of the visit, Putin and Xi published articles for each other’s state media.
  • “We have high expectations for the upcoming negotiations. We have no doubt that they will give a powerful new impetus to the entire range of bilateral cooperation”, Putin’s op-ed for Chinese press reads. See full piece here:
  • “My upcoming visit to Russia is aimed at strengthening friendship, cooperation and peace. I am ready, together with President Vladimir Putin, to outline new plans and measures in the name of opening up new prospects for China-Russia relations of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation”, Xi says. See full piece here:
  • Putin and Xi will speak to reporters on Monday and have a closed meeting to discuss sensitive issues including international affairs, according to Russian officials. On Tuesday, Xi will attend a meeting with Russia’s prime minister, participate in talks and be treated to a state dinner at the Kremlin.
  • Putin will also speak at an Interior Ministry annual meeting and address the Russia-Africa parliamentary conference today.

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