Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit China “next week.” This was stated by his foreign policy advisor, Yuri Ushakov, quoted by the Interfax agency. Meanwhile, Putin arrived in Kyrgyzstan this morning (FOLLOW THE LIVE UPDATES), for his first official visit abroad since the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against the Tsar. The Russian and Kyrgyz press agencies announced it. Putin will meet his Kyrgyz counterpart Sadyr Japarov today and tomorrow he will participate in the summit of the leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), which brings together several former Soviet republics.
Strengthen the alliance with China
Seven months after the arrest order on charges of war crimes in Ukraine, the Russian leader reappears on the international scene, first with the mission to Kyrgyzstan and then with the trip to Beijing to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping . An opportunity, next week, to strengthen the political and above all economic alliance between Russia and China, on the occasion of the forum of the Belt and Road Initiative (the Silk Road) which is celebrating its tenth anniversary.