The official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lizyan commented on reports of the refusal of the President of China Xi Jinping to visit Russia. Earlier, the media reported that Xi Jinping refused to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Russia, referring to the pandemic.
“Moscow Komsomolets” writes that Zhao Lizyan said at a briefing that “since the beginning of the pandemic of the heads of state and senior officials of the PRC and Russia, they maintained close contacts with the help of various means and carried out timely and efficient communication for two -way relations and cooperation in different regions, ”he said.
At the same time, Zhao Lizyan did not say anything whether Xi Jinping refused the trip, emphasizing that the parties would continue to develop relations at all levels.
Nakakun, the representative of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov said that the reports of the refusal of Xi Jinping to come to the Russian Federation “are not fully consistent with reality.”