MoscowThe Kremlin said Tuesday that President Vladimir Putin plans to visit China in October, as Russia aims to boost ties with one of its closest allies.

“It is known that we received an invitation and that we intend to go to China when the Belt and Road Forum is held in October,” said Yuri Ushakov, Assistant to the President for International Affairs, in remarks carried by Russian news agencies.
Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Moscow in March and announced that the relations between the two countries are entering a new era.

China and Russia are strategic allies, with both sides frequently touting their “borderless” partnership and cooperation in the economic and military fields.
Relations between them strengthened after Russia launched its military campaign in Ukraine in February last year and the Western economic sanctions that followed.
Beijing has strongly refused to condemn the Russian attack on its neighbor.
The last time Putin visited China was in 2022, when he attended the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Beijing.
He also attended the first two Belt and Road forums held in China in 2017 and 2019.


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