Chinese, Russian presidents meet ahead of BRICS, SCO summits

Ufa (Russia), July 8 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin met here on Wednesday ahead of this year’s BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summits, Xinhua news agency reported.

It is their second meeting in the past two months alone. They held talks in Moscow on May 8 before they joined other leaders at the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War, Russia’s term for World War II.

Putin is set to travel to Beijing in September to attend the commemorative activities for the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese people’s war of resistance against Japanese aggression.

Putin is the foreign head of state with whom Xi has met most frequently since he took over the Chinese presidency in March 2013. By Wednesday’s meeting, the two have sat down for bilateral talks as heads of state 10 times.

During Xi’s visit to Russia in May, Beijing and Moscow agreed to align China’s Silk Road Economic Belt initiative and Russia’s aspirations within the Eurasian Economic Union to jointly boost regional trade and interconnectivity.

Xi arrived in Ufa, capital of Russia’s Bashkortostan republic, earlier on Wednesday to attend the Seventh BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit and the 15th meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here