The Kremlin announced on Friday that Chinese President Xi Jinping would visit Russia from March 20 to 22 due to President Vladimir Putin’s invitation.
The offer by Beijing to arbitrate a settlement in Ukraine has been met with suspicion in the West at the time of the visit due to Beijing’s diplomatic support for Russia.
The Kremlin announced that the discussions would touch on pertinent issues related to the future expansion of comprehensive partnership ties and strategic cooperation between Russia and China.
Also, according to the statement, “a number of key bilateral documents” will be signed.
As Putin was in Beijing for the Winter Olympics, China, and Russia established a “no limits” alliance only weeks before Russia attacked Ukraine in February 2022.
The two parties have kept their close connections ever since. Nonetheless, since the invasion, commerce between the two countries has grown significantly, and China is now Russia’s biggest oil customer, providing Moscow with a sizable stream of money.