• Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meets President Xi Jinping in Davos.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meets President Xi Jinping in Davos. (Photo : Getty Images)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met in Davos before the start of the 47th World Economic Forum.

"We genuinely hope that Ukraine maintains social stability and economic development, and are willing to play a constructive role in promoting a political resolution to the crisis," Xi said.

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Experts said that the meeting is set to set a new wave of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. President Xi regarded Ukraine as a friend and had intentions of developing mutual trust.

The head of Ukrainian Association of Sinologists, Viktor Kiktenko, said that the meeting of the two presidents was a sign of friendship and trust.
"Over the past several years, after the shift of power in Ukraine, many experts have repeatedly stated that it is very important for the Sino-Ukrainian relations to revive the political dialogue at the highest level. That's why this meeting is vitally important in terms of political decisions," Kiktenko said.

"The talks, at which the two leaders have agreed to strengthen exchanges between governments, could lay a solid groundwork for the high-level visits between the states," the expert added.

China had towed a fine line with its relations with the Ukraine and a critical point in the partnership of China and Russia. However, China is willing to help in Ukraine's nuclear crisis.

"I believe this meeting is a preparation for the next, more important step--for an official visit. Most likely, it will be a visit of Ukrainian president to China. I personally and many Ukrainian experts hope that such visit would take place this year," Kiktenko said.

The expert also agreed that the meeting between Xi and Poroshenko will be a good start in developing investments between the two countries.

"It is important not only for politics but also for business. Holding the meeting between the two leaders at the highest level would be a signal for the business community that the Ukrainian-Chinese business relations should further develop, should receive a new impetus," he emphasized.