Xi leaves Russia after summit with Putin

Moscow, Mar 22 (EFE).- China’s president flew out of Moscow Wednesday after a two-day official visit with his Russian counterpart.

During his trip, Xi Jinping presented Vladimir Putin with his 12-point peace plan for the war in Ukraine and the pair closed important political and economic agreements during one-on-one meetings and wider discussions with delegates.

At Moscow’s Vnukovo-2 airport, Chinese and Russian flags were raised, a guard of honor was held and both national anthems were played, according to the state TASS and RIA Novosti news agencies,

Xi was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, who was also the first to welcome him on Monday, as well as other officials.

He walked down a red carpet to his plane, climbed the stairs and then at the top turned around to wave, before disappearing inside. The plane departed soon after.

Xi’s state visit to Russia began on Monday, during which the Chinese leader met with Putin for informal discussions and official negotiations.

The meetings lasted several hours and ended with the approval of a joint declaration on strengthening cooperation and the signing of a series of documents to strengthen ties. EFE


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