Xi and Lavrov on cooperation between China and Russia

"Russia-China relations are based on equality and mutual benefit, and have gone beyond the alliance relations during the Cold War and shown strong resilience," the Russian foreign minister said.

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Lavrov and Si, Photo: Reuters
Lavrov and Si, Photo: Reuters
Disclaimer: The translations are mostly done through AI translator and might not be 100% accurate.

Chinese President Xi Jinping met today in Beijing with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Pointing out that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Russia, Xi added that China and Russia have joined forces to find a new path of harmonious coexistence and cooperation between major countries and neighboring countries, which has brought benefits to both countries and their nations and gave wisdom and strength to international fairness and justice, reports China Media Group (CMG).

“President Putin and I have agreed to continue to maintain close exchanges to ensure that China-Russia relations always develop smoothly and stably. Both sides should use the opportunity to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and hold the China-Russia Year of Culture in order to fully implement a number of important agreements reached by President Putin and I," said Xi.

The Chinese president emphasized that China supports the Russian people to follow a development path that suits their national conditions and supports Russia in the fight against terrorism and maintaining social security and stability.

He added that China has always attached great importance to the development of Sino-Russian relations and is ready to work with Russia to intensify bilateral communication, strengthen multilateral strategic cooperation in multilateral frameworks such as BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, but also to unite countries. of the global South" in the spirit of equality, openness, transparency and inclusiveness and to advance the reforms of the global governance system.

Lavrov conveyed President Vladimir Putin's "warm greetings" to Xi. He said that under the strong leadership of President Xi Jinping, China has made outstanding achievements and provided important opportunities for other countries to achieve common development.

Lavrov added that the priority of Russia's foreign policy is comprehensive consolidation and improvement of relations with China. "The successful re-election of President Putin ensured the continuity of Russian-Chinese relations. The relations between Russia and China are based on equality and mutual benefit and have surpassed the alliance relations during the Cold War and have shown strong resilience," said the Russian Foreign Minister, CMG reports.

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