Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping have a close personal relationship and have met more than 30 times since 2013. Photo: Reuters

Russia summits are on the cards for Xi Jinping in July

  • Moscow preparing to go ahead with meetings of BRICS emerging economies and SCO security bloc in St Petersburg as planned
  • It would be the Chinese president’s first overseas trip since the coronavirus hit and could be a boost for the alliance amid growing backlash over pandemic
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping have a close personal relationship and have met more than 30 times since 2013. Photo: Reuters
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