Moscow: Chinese president Xi Jinping has arrived in Russia for talks focusing on expanding cooperation with Moscow just as tensions have flared up in US-China ties.
Russian president Vladimir Putin will greet Xi at a Kremlin dinner on Monday. Moscow and Beijing will sign dozens of agreements to deepen their cooperation during Xi's two-day trip.
Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, described the current Russia-China relations as "the best in history." Before heading to Moscow, Xi warned President Donald Trump in a call on Monday that "some negative factors" are hurting US-China relations, as tensions soared over the sailing of a US destroyer within the territorial seas limit of a Chinese-claimed island in the South China Sea.
Trump, Putin and Xi will attend the Group of 20 summit in Germany later this week.
Updated Date: Jul 03, 2017 22:06 PM