Posted: 30.03.2023 14:15:00

Russia-China ties enter ‘new era’

During his three-day visit to Russia, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin had sincere, friendly and fruitful talks on the bilateral ties and major regional and international issues of mutual interest, and reached new, important common understandings across many fields

The two presidents also signed and issued two joint statements, making plans and arrangements for the growth of bilateral relations and wide-ranging co-operation between the two countries going forward.
Xi Jinping pointed out that China and Russia are each other’s biggest neighbour and that consolidating and developing long-term good-neighbourly relations with Russia is consistent with historical logic and a strategic choice of China, which will not be changed by any turn of events.
No matter how the international landscape may change, China will stay committed to advancing the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of co-ordination for a new era, he said, adding this state visit to Russia is a journey of friendship, co-operation and peace. 
Russian leader Vladimir Putin expressed hope that the two sides will make full use of their existing channels of exchange and work for new progress in practical co-operation in various fields, including the economy and trade, investment, energy, space and cross-border transportation and logistics, and bring people-to-people and cultural exchanges in sports and tourism and at subnational levels to new heights.
Russia firmly supports China in upholding its legitimate interests on issues related to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Xinjiang, Putin said, adding Russia congratulates China on helping to successfully bring about historic outcomes from the talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran in Beijing, which fully demonstrates China’s important status and positive influence as a major country in the world.

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