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The Chinese Foreign Ministry told about the preparation of Putin's visit to the opening of the Olympics

EfDBAcARussia and China maintain close contacts on the organization of the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the opening of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a briefing on Tuesday.

Earlier, the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was invited to the opening of the Olympic Games in Beijing, after approval an announcement will be made.

"Russia and China have maintained a good tradition of celebrating important events together for many years. In 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited to the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, this time he invited his good friend Russian President Vladimir Putin to China to participate in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. President Putin gladly accepted this invitation," the diplomat said.

He noted that "at the moment, the parties maintain close cooperation on specific details (organization - ed.) of the visit of the President of Russia to China."

"I am sure that the athletes of the two countries will achieve new achievements and make a proper contribution to showing the world a safe and impressive sporting event," he added.

The Winter Olympic Games in Beijing will be held from February 4 to 20, 2022