Chinese President Xi Jinping will officially visit Moscow on March 21 to strengthen bilateral and strategic relations with Russia.
The visit comes after Putin recently invited the Chinese leader to come to the Russian capital.
Russia-China relations have gone through challenging periods throughout history. But, they ultimately proved to be strong, according to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who made the statement in an interview with the Russian Newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta, reported by TASS.
“Looking back on the extraordinary journey of China-Russia relations over the past 70 years and more, we feel strongly that our relationship has not reached easily where it is today and that our friendship is growing steadily and must be cherished by us all,” Xi Jinping said in the article published ahead of his visit to Russia.
“China and Russia have found the right path of state-to-state interactions,” Xi stated. “This is essential for the relationship to stand the test of changing international circumstances, a lesson borne out by history and reality.”
“My upcoming visit to Russia will be a friendship, cooperation and peace journey. I look forward to working with President Putin to jointly adopt a new vision, a new blueprint and new measures for the growth of China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination in the years to come,” the Chinese president said.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping is expected to visit Moscow on March 21. The meeting will focus on strengthening the partnership and strategic cooperation between the two parties.
Since the Russia-Ukraine war, the two parties are solidifying their alignment. Russia needs China’s support in its confrontation with the West, while china will need Russia for its rivalry with the US.
On the other hand, the West has criticized the Chinese government for supporting Russia with military weapons to continue the war in Ukraine, which China has rejected the allegations.