The Beijing diplomat said before that that China wanted to build, alongside Russia, an international order “in a more just and rational direction.” Meet the leaders of the two countries this week.
Amid the strained relations during the Cold War, China and Russia have moved closer in recent years to act as a counterweight to the global hegemony of the United States.
“Under the strategic leadership of President Xi Jinping and President (Vladimir) Putin, relations between the two countries are always moving in the right direction,” Communist Party International Affairs Minister Yang Jiechi told Russian Ambassador to Beijing Andrey Denisov. Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Yang said that China “is willing to work with Russia to continuously implement the spirit of high-level strategic cooperation between the two countries, safeguard the common interests of both sides, and promote the development of an international order in a more just and rational direction.” “.
Denisov celebrated the “fruitful results” of bilateral relations, said the statement of the meeting held on Monday.
Russia is trying to strengthen relations with Asian countries, in particular China, after unprecedented sanctions from Western countries due to the war in Ukraine.
Beijing did not condemn the invasion and criticized Western sanctions against Moscow, as well as the sale of arms to Kyiv.
Putin and Xi will meet next week at a regional summit.
Last week, China’s legislative president Li Zhanshu, who is third in the country’s power hierarchy, traveled to Russia and declared trust and cooperation between the two countries “at unprecedented levels.”
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