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WEEK IN REVIEW: Russian President Vladimir Putin Will Reportedly Travel to China in October

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 20, 2023. Sergei KARPUKHIN / SPUTNIK / AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin will reportedly travel to China to attend the Belt and Road Forum in October, his first overseas visit since the ICC issued a warrant for his arrest on alleged war crimes. The Kremlin confirmed the Russian leader will not travel to India for next month’s G20 leaders summit. (BLOOMBERG)

Representatives and senior commanders from nearly 50 African countries are in Beijing this week for the third China-Africa Peace and Security forum that begins on Monday. Defense Minister Li Shangfu’s keynote address will focus on integrating Africa into China’s new Global Security Initiative. (CHINA MILITARY)

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