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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reported that President Vladimir Putin will visit Beijing, China, on February 4 to meet with his counterpart Xi Jinping.

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During a press conference held this Friday, the foreign minister commented that they are preparing a Russian-Chinese summit, within the framework of the opening of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

“We are preparing an official Russian-Chinese summit. Russian President Vladimir Putin, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, will visit Beijing on February 4, the opening day of the Olympic Games, and hold large-scale talks at the highest level. It will be held on the same day,” Lavrov announced.

In addition, he commented that the meeting “will cover the full range of relations that are distinguished by an intense bilateral agenda and the unique architecture of bilateral relations that Russia practically does not have with anyone else.”

The Foreign Minister also stressed that the mechanism used by both countries to maintain their cooperative relations “has proven to be highly effective. Decisions are prepared, thought out in detail, are executable and really help to increase our interaction.”

Lavrov noted that, in international matters, Russia and China are united by a common vision of approaches to different situations that are ongoing, such as the need to reestablish the Iran Nuclear Agreement.

Finally, he stated that he hopes to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, before the summit between the leaders of both nations, in order to consider “the entire international agenda in detail.”

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