Russian President Vladimir Putin invited his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in 2019, while at a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires Friday.
«Dear Mr. Chairman, we are preparing for your visit to Russia next year. I know that you already received our invitation to time your visit with the St... Еще. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Please, have a look at your schedule; and if this visit fits into it, we will be happy to see you there as the main guest,» Putin said.
The Chinese president accepted the offer, saying that he would «be pleased» to visit Russia. He also invited Putin to participate in the second summit 'One Belt One Road' initiative at the end of April of 2019 in China.
«I am confident that close contacts will take Chinese-Russian relations to a new level,» he said.