Russia’s security chief begins two-day visit to China on Sunday

Russia's security chief begins two-day visit to China on Sunday

BEIJING: Russian Security Council secretary Nikolai Patrushev will hold security consultation services and meetings throughout a two-day visit to China and taiwan starting Sunday (Sep 18), China’s international ministry said.

Patrushev may attend the 17th round of China’s Russia strategic safety consultations and the seventh meeting of the China-Russia law enforcement security cooperation during his go to, the foreign ministry said in a declaration released on its website on Sunday.

The conferences come after Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin kept face-to-face talks within Uzbekistan on Thursday night, their first because the outbreak of the Ukraine war.

Russia’s war in Ukraine has killed tens of thousands of people and forced the global economy in to uncharted waters along with soaring food and power prices amid the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War.

China has refrained from condemning Russia’s operation against Ukraine or calling it an “invasion” good Kremlin, which casts the war because “a special military operation”.