Publish dateSaturday 18 March 2023 - 10:51
Story Code : 267079
Xi Jinping will travel to Moscow
Chinese officials have said that Xi Jinping; The president of this country will go to Moscow next week to talk with Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Republic. This trip is of great importance at the same time as the tension between America and China escalates and Beijing plays a role in international conflicts, including Iran-Arab relations and the Russia-Ukraine war.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): according to media reports, Dmitri Peskov; The Kremlin spokesman said that the focus of the talks between the leaders of the two eastern powers will be "comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation".
This meeting takes place while China, which is an ally of Russia, has put forward proposals to end the war in Ukraine, which have been met with a less than enthusiastic reception from the West.
At the same time, Western countries have warned China about supplying Russia's weapons needs.
China's Foreign Ministry has said that Mr. Xi will be in Russia from March 20 to 22 at Putin's invitation, and it is expected that "a number of important bilateral documents" will be signed between the two sides during the meeting.
The spokesperson of this ministry said in a message on his Twitter that this trip is "for friendship and peace" and added that "China and Russia will promote democracy in international relations based on avoiding creating conflicting alliances, avoiding confrontation and avoiding targeting third parties." are committed."
He added that China will support "any positive and fair position" towards the war in Ukraine and will "play a constructive role in advancing the dialogue for peace".
In February, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would like to meet with Xi Jinping to discuss China's peace proposal.
"I really want to believe that China is not arming Russia," he said.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken previously said that China is considering sending weapons and ammunition to Russia; But the Chinese government denied this accusation.
American media reported on Friday that Mr. Xi will have a virtual conversation with Zelensky after his trip to Russia; but this news has not been confirmed yet.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kolhaba, also said that the president of this country is ready to have a telephone conversation with Mr. Xi added: "I don't think that China has yet reached the stage where it wants to give weapons to Russia."
In response to a question about the report that the leader of Ukraine is going to talk to the President of China for the first time since the beginning of Russia's attack on Ukraine, the spokesperson of the American National Security Council said that such a conversation "would be very good."
"We support and will support any contact," said John Kirby.
Meanwhile, yesterday Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Kang called on the governments of Ukraine and Russia to resume peace talks "as soon as possible".
In a phone call, he told Mr. Koleba that Beijing hopes "all parties will maintain their calm, exercise restraint, resume peace talks as soon as possible and return to the path of a political solution to this crisis."
Mr. Koleba, however, said that he discussed with the Chinese foreign minister about the "importance of the principle of respect for territorial integrity" and the "peace formula" of Mr. Zelensky to end the aggression and restore a just peace to Ukraine.
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