BEIJING (Sputnik) — In the beginning of the meeting, the head of Chinese parliament stressed that the current visit to China is already fifteenth for Putin.
"You mentioned the number of the visits to the People's Republic of China. It certainly indicates that Russia attaches foreground importance to developing relations with China," Putin said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is paying an official visit to China on June 25 at the invitations of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Moscow and Beijing are expected to sign over 30 cooperation agreements during the event.