Putin arrives in Beijing to join China's infrastructure forum
10:00, Tuesday, 17 October, 2023
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing on Tuesday to take part in a two-day international forum on China's signature Belt and Road infrastructure initiative and hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. It marks Putin's first visit to China since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February last year. The two leaders are expected to talk Wednesday about the fierce fighting taking place between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas among other issues.