Vladimir Putin to visit China in October

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin outlined his trip to China in October. He himself announced this on Wednesday, September 14, at a meeting with the chairman of the Standing Committee of National People’s Congress of China Wu Bangguo.

The Chinese representative invited the head of Russian government to China, to which Prime Minister Putin said: “Yes, that will be in October.”

Wu also conveyed greetings to Vladimir Putin from President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. Russian Prime Minister responsed to the greetings.

In addition, in the meeting Wu Bangguo noted the success of Russia’s economy. “Russia is playing an increasingly prominent role in international politics, and we sincerely welcome all these successes, which Russia has achieved”, said Wu Bangguo.

He also said that this year marks the tenth anniversary of the signing of the “big contract.” The Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation Between the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation was signed in mid-July 2001. It is valid for 20 years with possible extension to five-year periods.