Belt and Road initiatives

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Xi Jinping in Beijing

Russian President Vladimir Putin met his counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing during his two-day state visit to China. This is the Russian leader's first foreign trip since his re-election in March and the second visit to China in just over six months. Indicating China's strategic significance for Russia amid Western sanctions it is facing over its offensive in Ukraine.

India and Iran sign crucial Chabahar Port contract

Indian Ports Global Limited (IPGL) and Iran’s Port & Maritime Organisation (PMO) have signed a long-term bilateral contract. This agreement allows IPGL to operate the Shahid Beheshti terminal at Chabahar Port for the next 10 years.