Zelenskiy had 'long and meaningful' call with China's Xi Jinping

Zelenskiy Had 'Long And Meaningful' Call With China's Xi Jinping
Mr Zelenskiy had repeatedly asked Xi to meet him.
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Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Wednesday he had held a "long and meaningful" phone call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and hoped it would give impetus to relations with Beijing.

"I had a long and meaningful phone call with...President Xi Jinping," he wrote on Twitter. "I believe that this call, as well as the appointment of Ukraine's ambassador to China, will give a powerful impetus to the development of our bilateral relations."


He did not immediately give any other details.

China will send special representatives to Ukraine and hold talks with all parties on resolving the crisis there, Xi told his Ukrainian counterpart on Wednesday, Chinese state media reported.

China will focus on promoting peace talks, and make efforts for a ceasefire as soon as possible, Xi told Mr Zelenskiy, according to the report.

Xi said in early April he was willing to speak with Mr Zelenskiy.

Mr Zelenskiy had repeatedly asked Xi to meet him, including after the Chinese leader visited Russia's president Vladimir Putin in Moscow last month.

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