Kremlin says Putin and Xi plan to meet, but gives no time frame

Xi Jinping, President of the People

© APA | Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China and Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation

# 09 April 2024 14:20 (UTC +04:00)

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping plan to have contacts but it gave no time frame for a possible Putin visit to Beijing, APA reports citing Reuters.

Asked about a possible Putin visit to China, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's visit to Beijing could be seen as preparation for "upcoming contacts at the highest level."

"Indeed, such contacts are planned and there is an understanding of their expediency and necessity, given the high level of friendly relations between the Russian Federation and China," Peskov told reporters.

"But we still consider it premature to specify any time frames. We will inform you about everything as soon as we are ready."