Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Moscow next week for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The BBC reported the information on Friday, citing officials.
The two heads of state will discuss a ‘comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation’, the Kremlin said. Xi Jinping will be in Russia from March 20 to 22 at the invitation of Putin.
China announced Xi’s visit as Beijing made an offer to end the war in Ukraine. The West welcomed Beijing’s proposal. However, at the same time, the Western alliance has warned Beijing against supplying Moscow with any kind of weapons.
In a message posted on Twitter on Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the visit would be “for friendship and peace”.
“On the basis of no alliance, no conflict and no targeting of third parties, China and Russia are promoting greater democracy in international relations,” he said.
He said China would maintain an “objective and fair stance” on the war in Ukraine and “play a constructive role for peace talks.”
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