Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to Russia on a state visit next week, his first trip to Russia since it invaded Ukraine.
Xi will be in Russia from March 20 to 22, according to a statement from China’s Foreign Ministry on Friday. It will be his first overseas trip since he won a third term as president earlier this month.
During the trip, Xi is expected to discuss China’s recently released 12-point blueprint for ending the war in Ukraine, a document dismissed by most Western governments. The criticism of the plan was more muted from Ukraine, which has tried to avoid alienating Beijing since the start of the war.