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China: Xi gives Putin Legendary Horse on the Great Silk Road figurine01:06

China: Xi gives Putin Legendary Horse on the Great Silk Road figurine

China, Beijing
April 26, 2019 at 11:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping exchanged gifts after their bilateral meeting at the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Friday.

Putin was presented with a copy of The Legendary Horse on the Great Silk Road figuring, the figure itself has great historical meaning and is kept in the National Museum in Beijing.

Xi also gave the Russian president a set of silverware from the Beijing Friendship hotel, which was built 65 years ago celebrate cooperation between the two countries.

Putin presented the Chinese leader with a Russian-Chinese cooperation poster, which was created by artist Isaac Greenstein in 1956.

The Belt and Road initiative is a large-scale infrastructure project which aims to expand global trade. The plan, launched in 2013, seeks to revive the Silk Road between Asia and Europe as well as building new links in the Middle East, Africa and South America.

Leaders from 37 countries and dozens of officials are due to attend the three-day summit, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of state of all 10 ASEAN (Association of South-east Asian Nation) members.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping exchanged gifts after their bilateral meeting at the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Friday.

Putin was presented with a copy of The Legendary Horse on the Great Silk Road figuring, the figure itself has great historical meaning and is kept in the National Museum in Beijing.

Xi also gave the Russian president a set of silverware from the Beijing Friendship hotel, which was built 65 years ago celebrate cooperation between the two countries.

Putin presented the Chinese leader with a Russian-Chinese cooperation poster, which was created by artist Isaac Greenstein in 1956.

The Belt and Road initiative is a large-scale infrastructure project which aims to expand global trade. The plan, launched in 2013, seeks to revive the Silk Road between Asia and Europe as well as building new links in the Middle East, Africa and South America.

Leaders from 37 countries and dozens of officials are due to attend the three-day summit, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of state of all 10 ASEAN (Association of South-east Asian Nation) members.

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