Russian President Putin to forge closer ties with China during upcoming October visit


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Russian news agencies quoted Putin’s foreign policy adviser, Yuri Ushakov, as saying the trip will be timed to coincide with a “One Belt, One Road" forum in China. Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative involves infrastructure projects to connect Asia with European and African countries. Ushakov said Putin also plans to travel to Turkey at some point to fulfill a promise to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although the dates for that visit have not been decided yet. In addition, the Kremin received an invitation for Putin to participate in a Group of 20 summit in India in September, he said....