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Xi Begins Second Day of Russia Visit, Invites Putin to China

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping continues his visit to Russia. Today, he will hold formal meetings with President Putin and Prime Minister Mishustin. The Putin-Xi official meeting ceremony will be held in the Kremlin at 1200 GMT/1500 Moscow time, followed by talks by delegations and document signing. The pair will also give a press statement.
  • Xi and Prime Minister Mishustin have begun talks. Mishustin has said that Putin and Xi will make important decisions in their talks, Tass report, adding that Russia-China trade is set to reach $200bln in 2023.
  • The first and informal round of Kremlin talks between the two leaders yesterday lasted almost four and a half hours, Tass reported. Putin and Xi “had an in-depth exchange of views on the Ukraine issue,” China’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Xi also invited Putin and Prime Minister Mishustin to visit China, Interfax reported.

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