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Xi Jinping To Visit Russia for May 9 Victory Day Celebrations

Feb. 10, 2020 (EIRNS)—Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov confirmed that Chinese President Xi Jinping has accepted an invitation to attend the 75th anniversary celebration of the Soviet Union’s Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War in May taking place in Moscow.

“We hope that the situation will improve in the Spring and our major events, which will start with Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow for the 75th anniversary celebrations of the victory in the Great Patriotic War, as well as other events, will go as planned,” he said. “Our Chinese friends have confirmed that Xi Jinping plans [to visit Russia],” Denisov pointed out, according to TASS.

The Russian ambassador also confirmed the China is prepared to take part in a summit of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (Russia, France, the United States, the United Kingdom and China), proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“We can see what is going on in the world. In such a situation, relationship between our countries, which definitely are among the global leaders, based on their size and role in global politics, is becoming clearer amid the imbalanced global situation. It is no coincidence that China was the first to support the initiative to hold a summit of the permanent members of the UN Security Council that our President put forward during a visit to Israel,”

Denisov remarked.

“Our Chinese friends not only expressed their support but also told us that they were ready to actively participate in preparations for the event if other countries agreed to the proposal,” the Russian envoy said. “I am confident that it will benefit us all if we succeed in holding such an event,” he said.

“We will work on that. We haven’t received an answer only from our American partners. We’ll wait.”

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