The journey comes at the same time as China’s willingness to arbitrate a resolution in Ukraine, a move that has sparked outrage in the West due to Beijing’s close relations to Moscow.
The Kremlin stated that the relevant themes of the future growth of comprehensive partnership relations and strategic collaboration between Russia and China would be covered during the talks.
It further stated that “a number of significant bilateral documents” would be signed.
China and Russia established a “no limits” alliance in February 2022, only weeks before Putin visited Beijing for the Winter Olympics and weeks before Moscow invaded Ukraine.
Since then, the two parties have maintained their strong bonds. Since the invasion, trade between the two nations has increased dramatically, and China is Russia’s top oil customer, a significant source of income for Moscow.