Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping Arrive Moscow

China's President Xi Jinping, led by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, walks past honour guards during a welcoming ceremony at Moscow's Vnukovo airport on March 20, 2023 [Anatoliy Zhdanov/Kommersant Photo/AFP/Russia OUT]

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Moscow for a state visit in a show of support for ally Russia.

Vantage News reports that Xi Jinping is on a “voyage of friendship”, “cooperation” and “peace”, to Moscow weeks after Beijing unveiled a 12-point position paper calling for a ceasefire in the Russia-Ukraine war.

Xi’s three-day visit will feature one-on-one talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a man he has described as his “best friend”

Recall that recently, China to everyone’s surprise, successfully mediated a rapprochement between longtime Middle East foes, Saudi Arabia and Iran

The summit in Moscow will be the 40th meeting between the two men.

President Xi was recently reappointed as China’s leader for an unprecedented third term. He is seeking a greater role for Beijing on the world stage. If everything goes well there is raised hopes in some quarters of a breakthrough in ending the war in Ukraine through this summit.


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