Vladimir Putin and si Singerphotos: Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti
Informal communication of the Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Chinese President XI Jinping during his visit to Russia took an unprecedented amount of time. This was stated by the official Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, on Sunday, June 9, Interfax reports.
In particular, according to him, the leaders walked around the closed parts of the Kremlin, within a few hours ride by boat along the Neva river, walked to the Hermitage, visited the cruiser “Aurora” until late at night talked over dinner.
“The whole program, especially in its informal part, is woven here from such, shall we say, highlights”, — explained the press-Secretary, adding that for Putin such events had special significance because “it showed my hometown, my favorite city [Saint Petersburg]”.
Peskov also noted that such format of communication is exclusive for decision-making on many global issues. “During these conversations, these trips it is often about very important things concerning bilateral relations and international Affairs,” he explained.
XI Jinping was in Russia in the framework of the state visit from June 5 to June 7. He visited St. Petersburg international economic forum as guest of honor and met with the Russian President.
The last time the President of China met with Putin in April, when he visited China. Then the leaders assured each other in friendship and exchanged gifts.
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