MOSCOW, March 7. /TASS/. The Kremlin so far has nothing to say about the date on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s planned visit to Russia, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
"So far, we have nothing to say on this matter. All visits to Russia by foreign guests are announced in due time," he told TASS when asked to comment on reports in social networks that Russian President Vladimir Putin is allegedly scheduled to meet with his visiting Chinese counterpart on March 21.
During the online talks with Xi in later December, Putin invited his Chinese counterpart to pay a state visit to Moscow in the spring of 2023. In February, the Russian leader received visiting Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and member of the CCP Politburo Wang Yi. During that meeting, Putin said he hoped that Xi Jinping’s visit would give an additional impetus to the development of bilateral relations between Moscow and Beijing.
The last offline meeting between the two leaders took plane in September 2022 on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Samarkand.