Home World News The Russian Foreign Minister’s recent meeting with Wang Yi is expected to pave the way for Putin’s visit to China for the “Xi-Putin meeting” in May.

The Russian Foreign Minister’s recent meeting with Wang Yi is expected to pave the way for Putin’s visit to China for the “Xi-Putin meeting” in May.

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The Russian Foreign Minister’s recent meeting with Wang Yi is expected to pave the way for Putin’s visit to China for the “Xi-Putin meeting” in May.

RussiaThe Foreign Ministry said on the 3rd that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit China in the near future and meet with the Chinese Foreign Minister.wang yiTalk. Reuters reported that this meeting of Russian and Chinese foreign ministers could be for the Russian PresidentPutinIt will also be Putin’s first foreign trip in his new six-year presidential term, paving the way for a visit to China in May this year.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Shakharova said on the 3rd that Lavrov and Wang Yi will discuss the Ukrainian crisis, the situation in the Asia-Pacific and other issues, as well as bilateral cooperation, the United Nations, BRICS, Shanghai Cooperation Organization during this meeting. , G20 and other functions. Start a consultation; The Chinese Foreign Ministry has not yet announced news of Lavrov’s visit to China.

Wang Yi and Lavrov last met in October last year on the eve of the “Belt and Road” summit. There was a phone conversation between the two on January 10 this year also. Wang Yi said at the time that China firmly believes that Russia will successfully carry out “important domestic political agendas” and maintain the country’s stability and development; China and Russia should form more strategic consensus and conduct more strategic cooperation. Lavrov reiterated Russia’s firm stance on adhering to the “one-China principle.”

Reuters reported in mid-March, citing sources, that Putin would visit China in late May and hold talks with Xi Jinping. It is also likely to be the first time that Putin will take over as President of Russia for the fifth time on May 7. During his new presidential term. First foreign trip. A Kremlin spokesman responded at the time that news about Putin’s visit would be announced closer to the date.

Putin’s most recent visit to China was in October last year when he was invited to Beijing to participate in the “Belt and Road Forum” and held a “Xi-Putin meeting.” At the time, the two sides said they would “seize this opportunity” next year (2024) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, and further promote the development of the Russia-China coordinated comprehensive strategic partnership. For.”

It is noteworthy that Xi Jinping was re-elected President of China in March last year. After starting his third term, he also chose Russia for his first foreign trip. He went to Moscow from 20th to 22nd of the same month and talked to Putin.

At the same time, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Miao Deyu held China-Russia consultations on UN and Security Council affairs with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vershinin in Beijing on the 3rd. According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the two sides agreed to jointly safeguard multilateralism and firmly safeguard the international system with the United Nations at its core. Apart from the current international situation, matters related to the United Nations and the Security Council will also be covered. And in hot international and regional issues, the “Summit of the Future” is also among the major topics of exchange of ideas.

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