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Putin arrives in Beijing on official visit

Russian president makes 1st overseas visit since being reelected for 5th term

Burç Eruygur  | 16.05.2024 - Update : 16.05.2024
Putin arrives in Beijing on official visit FILE PHOTO


Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in China’s capital early Thursday to begin a two-day official visit at the invitation of his counterpart Xi Jinping. 

The Kremlin shared a video of Putin’s arrival in Beijing, where he was greeted by a ceremonial guard a received a red-carpet welcome.

The visit is his first since beginning his fifth term as president following elections in March.

It is also his first visit to China since October last year, when he attended the 3rd Belt and Road Forum.

During the visit, Putin and Xi will discuss “the entire range of issues of comprehensive partnership and strategic interaction” as well as “identify key directions to further develop bilateral cooperation and exchange views on international and regional issues,” according to a statement by the Kremlin.

A joint statement and multiple bilateral documents are expected to be signed as a result of the negotiations that will be held.

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