Russian President to visit China

Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming state visit to China is of great significance to the planning and growth of Chinese-Russian relations, said China's top diplomat on Sunday.

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the remarks while meeting with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the Formal Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Wang stressed the need for the two nations to cooperate to uphold the fundamental principles of relations, maintain international fairness and justice, and protect the overall interests of emerging markets and developing countries.

President Putin is scheduled to arrive in China on Friday and attend the Qingdao Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). It will be the Russian President's first visit to China in a new term.

Source: VOV5