The military band of China met with Putin “Katyusha”
BEIJING, 8 Feb — RIA Novosti. Chinese President XI welcomed to Beijing by Vladimir Putin on the square in front of the people. After that, the military band of people’s liberation army of China performed a few songs.
The first volleys of the guns the national anthems of Russia and China. After the musicians performed the famous Russian song “Katyusha”.
The official welcoming ceremony for Putin arrived by limousine Mercedes. Together, the leaders welcomed the Chinese delegation and then Russian.
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Putin will stay in China until the tenth of June. After talks in the capital of the Russian leader, together with XI Jinping will travel to Tianjin for a friendly match of young hockey players of the two countries. Then the President will take part in the SCO summit in Qingdao.
Relations between Moscow and Beijing
China is one of the main partners of Russia in the international arena. The two countries ‘ approaches to key international issues, including the situation in Ukraine, the Korean Peninsula, the middle East and North Africa are close or coincide. Russia supports China on Taiwan.
The trade turnover between the two countries in the first five months of 2018 grew by 26.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Total bilateral trade for the first five months of this year was 40.67 billion.
Russia is the only major supplier of goods and services for military purposes to China.