MOSCOW: Russia’s Vladimir Putin plus China’s Xi Jinping will discuss Ukraine and Taiwan at a meeting in Uzbekistan on Thursday (Sep 15) which the Kremlin said would hold “special significance” given the geopolitical situation.
Xi will leave China for the first time much more than two years for a trip this week to Main Asia where he can meet Putin, simply a month before he is set to cement their place as the most effective Chinese leader considering that Mao Zedong.
“The presidents can discuss both the zwei staaten betreffend agenda and the major regional and global topics, ” Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said at a briefing in Moscow.
“Naturally, they will provide a positive assessment from the unprecedentedly high level associated with trust within the zwei staaten betreffend strategic partnership, ” he added.
The deepening “no limits” partnership involving the rising superpower associated with China and the natural resources titan associated with Russia is a geopolitical development the West is watching with anxiety.
The meeting will give Xi an opportunity to underscore their clout while Putin can demonstrate Russia’s tilt towards Asia; both leaders can present their opposition towards the United States just as the particular West seeks to punish Russia designed for what Moscow calls a “special army operation” in Ukraine.