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MOSCOW, March 20 (Reuters) –
Chinese language President Xi Jinping instructed President Vladimir Putin on Monday that he was satisfied the Russian individuals would assist the Kremlin chief in a presidential election due in 2024.
“I do know that subsequent 12 months there shall be one other presidential election in your nation,” Xi instructed Putin at first of talks within the Kremlin.
“Because of your sturdy management, Russia has made important progress in attaining the prosperity of the nation in recent times. I’m positive that the Russian individuals will strongly assist you in your good endeavours.”
Xi, whose phrases have been translated into Russian, known as Putin his “expensive good friend”, and Putin used the identical time period to his visitor.
Putin, who got here to energy on the final day of 1999 when Boris Yeltsin resigned, has not but mentioned whether or not or not he’ll run in 2024. (Reporting by Man Faulconbridge; modifying by Mark Trevelyan)