Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a conversation with President of China Xi Jinping on June 28,through video conferencing.
Moscow [Russia], June 26: Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a conversation with President of China Xi Jinping on June 28,through video conferencing.
But the United States and the European Union will be keenly watching it as relations have been strained between Moscow and Washington, reaching their lowest point since the end of the Cold War.
The event is coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Russia-China Treaty on Good-Neighbourliness and Friendly Cooperation.
The heads of state will exchange congratulations and evaluate the current state of and prospects for strategic partnership between Russia and China. It is also planned to discuss current issues on the bilateral and international agenda.
Recently US President Joe biden held bilateral summit with Putin on June 16.
France and Germany’s plans to restart talks with Russia have failed, as a number of other EU leaders remain skeptical about re-engaging with the Kremlin.
US President Joe Biden met with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin last week despite their outstanding differences. Now, the German and French leaders would like to follow suit.
Several EU leaders, notably from the Baltic Nations, which are closest to Russia geographically, do not believe there has been any change in behavior from Moscow that warrants new talks between the two sides.