The comprehensive partnership between China and Russia remains at a high level, and cooperation in many areas is developing well, said Zhang Guoqing, Deputy Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China, during a meeting with Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok. His statement is covered by China’s state-run Xinhua news agency. As he stated, China is willing to deepen “mutually beneficial cooperation” with Russia.
At the beginning, Zhang conveyed “warm greetings” from Chinese leader Xi Jinping to the Russian leader and said that the “comprehensive coordination partnership” between the two countries “maintains a high level” and cooperation in many fields is developing well, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.
“China is willing to cooperate with Russia“to implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state, share development opportunities, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation,” and “continue to achieve new results,” the agency said, discussing Zhang’s statement.
China and Russia relations
China has not condemned Russia’s aggression against it Ukraine, refuse to call it an invasion and oppose the sanctions imposed on Moscow by Western countries and their allies. In recent years, they have also tightened cooperation with Russia in many areas, including military. According to some experts, China and Russia share an informal anti-Western alliance.
This will most likely also happen in the Russian Far East in the coming days Putin’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has already arrived in Russia by train.
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