Putin arrives in Beijing

04 February 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Beijing. This is the first visit of a Russian leader to China since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Presidential aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters that the program of the visit is designed for one day.

The Russian leader will take part in Russian-Chinese negotiations, and then will have a working dinner with President Xi Jinping. In the evening of the same day, the Russian leader will attend the official opening ceremony of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games as a guest.

The upcoming talks are expected to focus on a comprehensive review of key issues on the bilateral, regional and global agenda. According to Ushakov, a solid package of intergovernmental, interdepartmental and commercial documents is expected to be signed. According to preliminary estimates, there may be about 15 of them, and all of them "will contribute to further development of relations in different areas between Russia and China."

Ushakov also spoke about the leaders' plans to adopt a joint statement on international relations in the new era and global sustainable development, which "will reflect the common views of Russia and China on the most important world problems, including security issues.



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Photo: official website of the President of the Russian Federation

Based on materials from TASS