China’s number three in command will meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin during an economic forum on Wednesday. The meeting will be the most senior level in-person meeting between Moscow and Beijing since the start of Russia’s Ukraine invasion.
Li Zhanshu will meet with President Putin during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
Russia’s relationship with China has continued despite the Ukraine invasion, which China has failed to condemn.
The two countries have emerged as close partners in the last two decades as both have tensions with the West.
Xi Jinping and Putin declared the two countries had a “no limit” partnership just weeks before Russia launched its bloody war on its neighbour.
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