BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated his 66th birthday on Saturday. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was the chief guest on the occasion, also gave a special gift to Xi Jinping. According to Chinese media, describing Xi Jinping as his special friend, Putin gave him ice cream in a gift, which Xi Jinping gladly accepted.
It is worth mentioning here that top leaders in China have very little talk about personal life. The exact date of berth is also not made public. It is kept confidential. Yet the Chinese media as well as the Russian media have aired photographs of the two top leaders. According to the Kremlin's website, Putin has told Xi Jinping, "Happy birthday." My best wishes... I am happy that a person like you is my friend. '
The meeting was held in Dushanbe, capital of Kazakhstan, ahead of the "Building of Dialogue and Confidence in Asia" (CICA). According to reports, Xi Jinping gifted him Chinese tea when he was given ice cream by Putin. Putin, on the other hand, gave him a cake and vase in other gifts along with ice cream. In the photo, Xi Jinping and Putin are holding glasses of champagne to celebrate their birthday. Speaking on the occasion, Xi Jinping told Putin that he (Putin) is very famous in China.