*UPSOUND* Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): «This is a gift for you. I'll pay for this.»
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Mandarin): «It is handy because I suppose I do not have rubles at my disposal.»
Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): «You will pay me back in yuans.»
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping took part in honey tasting after... Еще negotiations at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on Tuesday.
After the degustation the Russian leader said he'll buy some jars as a present to his colleague.
Xi joked that it was quite helpful because he did not carry any roubles with him.
«You will pay back in yuans,» Putin joked back.
The Eastern Economic Forum, which has been held on an annual basis since 2015, works as a scene to develop politicial, economic and cultural ties between Russia and the Asia Pacific.