MOSCOW, February 22. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that Russia is awaiting the visit of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
"We are expecting the president of the People's Republic of China to visit Russia. We agreed on this earlier," Putin said as he welcomed Director of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and member of the CCP Politburo Wang Yi in the Kremlin on Wednesday.
"We understand that [China] has a domestic political agenda, but we assume that as we tackle all the issues related to this agenda - with the National People's Congress, which is made up of Chinese deputies, who must also resolve serious personnel issues - we will implement our plans for personal meetings as well, which will give an additional impetus to our relations," the Russian president noted.
As it was previously reported, sessions of the highest deliberative and legislative bodies of China - the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the National People's Congress - will kick off in Beijing on March 4 and 5. Deputies will discuss socio-economic achievements and prospects for the country's further development and approve new projects. At the same time, a series of reshuffles in key positions and government positions in China is planned. In particular, Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to be re-elected to another term. In addition, a new Premier of the State Council will be elected.