What's happening in the world next week

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-06-01 09:00

President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Russia at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin; US President Donald Trump will kick off Europe trip; Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Brussels; and Kazakhstan will hold early presidential elections.

These are the international events under the spotlight for the week starting June 3.

President Xi to visit Russia

President Xi Jinping holds talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, April 26, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

President Xi Jinping will kick off a three-day state visit to Russia on Wednesday at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and attend the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to be held between June 6 and June 8.

Beijing and Moscow will sign around 30 cooperation documents during Xi's visit, and the two presidents will witness the signing of an array of agreements on business deals in areas such as trade, investment and energy.

During Xi's visit, the two leaders will attend a series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties, which will include the official opening ceremony of a panda facility at Moscow Zoo. A pair of giant pandas were delivered to Moscow Zoo in April for research cooperation.

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