"In 2015, our top leaders — Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin — met five times. In 2014, also five times. We don't know frequency of the meetings in 2016 but, obviously, the number will be similar," Denisov told Russian reporters.
He added that the Russian leader is expected to pay an official visit to China in 2016, while other meetings could happen on the sidelines of multilateral events.
In 2015, the Chinese president took part in the Victory Day celebration in Moscow in May, while the Russian leader participated in September celebrations in Beijing marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II.