China’s President Xi Jinping is in Moscow for a two-day visit and talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It is Xi’s first visit to Russia since Russian troops invaded Ukraine in 2022 – he’s due to have lunch with Putin later, and hold formal talks on Tuesday.
The trip is taking place days after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for President Putin for an alleged war crime.
Beijing has described it as a trip “for friendship and peace”, with Russia saying the leaders will discuss a “comprehensive partnership and strategic co-operation”.
Last month Beijing offered proposals to end the war in Ukraine, to which the West has given a lukewarm reception.
Western countries have previously warned Beijing against supplying Moscow with weapons.