15 May 2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that he looks forward to Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Russia in June and the joint celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties with China. Putin made the remarks during a meeting with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Sochi.
The Russian president asked Wang to convey his cordial greetings to Xi and congratulated China on the success of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held last month in Beijing. For his part, Wang conveyed Xi's good wishes to Putin and praised the Russian president's significant contributions to the success of the second BRF. Xi's state visit will lift China-Russia relations to a higher level and usher in a new era of their strategic partnership. Putin and Wang also exchanged views on major international and regional issues.