Xi Jinping to meet Vladimir Putin for first time since start of Russia-Ukraine war


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Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will meet in Uzbekistan on September 15 and 16, Russian envoy in Beijing Andrey Denisov said, Russian news agency TASS reported. The meetings will be held within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.

The diplomat said that while online meetings are productive there is nothing like meeting face to face. The quality of the discussions is very different.