tirsdag 18. mai 2021

Xi and Putin to mark expansion of China-Russia nuclear power project ahead of US talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a virtual meeting with his Russian counterpart  Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in a show of solidarity ahead of high-level talks between Washington and Moscow. During the talks by video link, Xi and Putin will watch the launch ceremony of an expanded China-Russia nuclear energy project, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday. It will mark the construction of four new reactors at two nuclear plants in China, in Liaoning and Jiangsu provinces, both of which use Russian technology, according to Chinese media reports.

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the two countries aimed to further strengthen bilateral relations and Wednesday’s exchange would be “of great significance” to the strategic partnership between the two countries “in a new era”.