Xi, Putin discuss on coronavirus

Xi, Putin discuss on coronavirus

Agency News

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have spoken over the phone to discuss their countries' latest response to the pandemic, state-own Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

According to the report, Xi and Putin rejected the "politicisation of the pandemic", which first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Xi was quoted as saying that Beijing is "confident" that under Putin's leadership, Russia will "stem the spread" of the disease. It has been reported in recent days that several Chinese nationals who returned to their country through the Russian border had tested positive for the coronavirus.