Putin accepts Xi Jinping's invitation to visit China for 'Belt and Road Forum'

2023-09-20 18:10:00, Kosova & Bota CNA

Putin accepts Xi Jinping's invitation to visit China for 'Belt and

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he has accepted Xi Jinping's invitation to visit China in October for the Belt and Road Forum.

"Of course I was pleased to accept the Chinese president's invitation to visit China in October as part of an event promoting the [Chinese] president's One Belt One Road idea, which has become an international brand," he said . Putin in a meeting. with Wang Yi, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Director of the Foreign Affairs Office of the CPC Central Committee.

Putin stressed that this is fully in line with the interests of Russia and China, "as it harmonizes our ideas to create a vast Eurasian space". "We're pretty much in sync," he added.

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier that preparations were underway for Putin's visit to China and its dates would be announced in due course.

The Belt and Road Initiative, a concept proposed by Xi Jinping in 2013, aims to symbolically recreate the ancient Silk Road. The goal is for China to access markets in Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and other regions, and to intensify international trade and investment projects involving a large number of nations together with the use of Chinese and foreign capital. . Over 150 countries and international organizations have already joined the initiative./ CNA

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