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China, Russia should push for more 'practical' cooperation: Xi to Putin

Russia wants Chinese businesses to replace Western firms; Japan PM Kishida visits Ukraine in a show of solidarity

xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin
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Xi Jinping (Left), President, China, and Vladimir Putin (Right), President, Russia

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China and Russia should work more closely to push forward greater ‘practical cooperation’, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

“The early harvest of (our) cooperation can be seen, and further cooperation is being advanced,” Xi told Putin in formal talks in Moscow, according to Hong Kong cable television.

Moscow is ready to help Chinese businesses replace Western firms that have left Russia over the Ukraine conflict, President Vladimir Putin told Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Tuesday during talks at the Kremlin.

Speaking on the second day of Xi’s state visit to Moscow, Putin also said the two leaders had

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First Published: Mar 22 2023 | 12:02 AM IST

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