30 Dec 2022 12:16

China's Xi to pay state visit to Russia in spring 2023 - Putin

MOSCOW. Dec 30 (Interfax) - Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to pay a state visit to Russia in spring 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"I have no doubt that intensive bilateral exchanges will continue next year, and we will find an opportunity to meet in person. Mr. President, dear friend, we look forward to your state visit to Moscow in the spring of next year," Putin said at talks with Xi being held by video link on Friday.

"It will demonstrate strong Russian-Chinese ties to the whole world and will become the main political event of the year in bilateral relations," he said.