Xi mentions his visit to Russia aimed at consolidating Russia-China friendship, peace
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – March 20, 2023) Chinese President Xi Jinping said in an article for RIA Novosti and Rossiyskaya Gazeta that the purpose of his upcoming visit to Russia would be to strengthen peace and friendship between the two countries, and he Expressed his desire to work closely with Russian President Vladimir Putin on new plans to develop bilateral relations.
Xi will visit Moscow from March 20 to 22 at the invitation of the Russian President. According to the Kremlin, the leaders will discuss bilateral comprehensive partnership, strategic dialogue between Russia and China and further developments on the Ukraine conflict.
“The purpose of my upcoming visit to Russia is to strengthen friendship, cooperation and peace. Together with President Putin, I look forward to making new plans for the development of Russian-China relations,” the Chinese leader said.
According to Xi, the relations between the two countries have passed through a difficult path during their history, which is why the Russian-Chinese friendship should be preserved.
“Russia-China relations have gone through a very rough path for more than 70 years. Looking back, we deeply feel that the current level of Russian-China relations has been difficult to reach. We have to carefully preserve them. ” Resilient friendship between China and Russia,” the President said.
Xi also said that history has shown that Moscow and Beijing have been able to develop their ties even in the midst of global unrest.
Xi’s full article is available in Russian at www.ria.ru.