Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in China to attend Belt & Road Forum, meet prez Xi Jinping

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing on October 17 for the Belt and Road Forum (BRF). It will mark the 10th anniversary of Belt and Road Initiative. Notably Belt and Road Initiative a concept introduced by Xi Jinping in 2013, aims to symbolically recreate the ancient Silk Road, providing China with access to markets in Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and other regions.

The initiative also seeks to enhance international trade and investment projects involving a multitude of nations, utilizing both Chinese and foreign capital. To date, over 150 countries and international organizations have joined this initiative.

Other leaders from Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and the Mideast will attend the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.

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