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Ukraine President Visits China amidst EU Protests Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Dec 5, 2013, 10:45 PM

BEIJING:  Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych is contending with nationwide protests in his country after he refused to sign a deal with the European Union. And while millions of his citizens are calling for his ouster as President, he is visiting China for the time being.

According to China Radio International, "Chinese President Xi Jinping has held talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych in Beijing."

Apparently, Xi Xinping and Viktor Yanukovych have been friends for a long time and they seek to re-affirm their solidarity with each other.

As reported by China Radio International, "The two leaders have agreed on a five-year plan to enhance the strategic partnership between China and Ukraine following their meeting. The two sides have particularly pledged to carry out close cooperation when it comes to infrastructure construction as well as the industrial and resources sector. On the political front, Xi Jinping and Yanukovych have promised to support each other on major issues regarding national sovereignty and the "development path of their own choice"."

Xi Xinping is quoted as telling Yanukovych that, "you have made great contributions to the establishment and the development of the strategic partnership between China and Ukraine. We appreciate it very much."

To read the entire article from China Radio International, link here:

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