Xi Jinping invited Putin, Mishustin to China
As informed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, he had invited Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to visit China this year, TASS reports
"Yesterday, I invited President Putin to pay a visit to China at a time convenient for him this year, because China is hosting the third international forum within the One Belt, One Road initiative this year. Vladimir Putin took part in the previous two forums," Xi Jinping said during his meeting with Mikhail Mishustin.
The Chinese leader also invited the Russian Prime Minister to visit China as soon as possible to establish close ties, "I invite you to visit China as soon as possible so that you establish close ties with the new Premier of the State Council, Li Qiang.” Mikhail Mishustin accepted the invitation.
In addition, the President of the People's Republic of China stressed that the One Belt, One Road initiative has always been ‘an important area of co-operation in contacts between China and Russia’.