The Russian-Portuguese extended-format negotiations are currently under way in Moscow. Opening the meeting, Portuguese president Jorge Sampaio invited Russian president Vladimir Putin to Portugal in 2002. The Russian head of state noted that Russia and Portugal had stable friendly relations. He highly assessed the current inter-state relations, adding that they were becoming more active and versatile. According to Mr. Putin, the Russian side appreciates the Portuguese leadership's orientation towards developing relations with Russia.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18