Putin to hold talks with Chinese President Xi this week
MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's new leader Xi Jinping will this week discuss political and economic issues during the Chinese president's first foreign visit, the Kremlin said on Monday.
China's Mr Xi is expected to meet with Mr Putin on Friday during a three-day visit.
The two leaders will discuss "key issues of bilateral cooperation" including energy and investments as well as the two-year crisis in Syria, the Kremlin said.
"The signing is expected of a number of important bilateral agreements aimed at developing further the strategic partnership between Russia and China," the Kremlin said without providing any details.