Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez is on an official visit to China next week
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will pay an official visit to China next week at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping to work on finding a peaceful solution to end the war in Ukraine, his office confirmed.
China is trying to take on the role of mediator in the peace talks, which is why Xi spent three days in Moscow earlier this week, where he held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. China is trying to position itself as a neutral side in the war and last month unveiled its 12-point peace plan.
A member of the Spanish government, Felix Bolaños, justified his prime minister's trip to China by saying that China has a key role in the peace talks. In July, Spain will take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union, and a month ago, during a visit to Kiev, Sanchez expressed unreserved support for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, supporting his peace plan.
Sanchez will use his trip to China to strengthen economic ties, and on March 30 he will participate in the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan, a meeting similar to the World Economic Forum in Davos, and then head to Beijing for a meeting with Xi.