China, Russia enjoy long-term strategic, reliable and stable cooperation: Xi


President Xi Jinping holds talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Chinese President Xi Jinping during the state visit to Russia held talks with President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow.

President Xi pointed out that China and Russia are each other’s biggest neighbor and consolidating and developing long-term good-neighborly relations with Russia is consistent with historical logic and a strategic choice of China. It will not be changed by any turn of events.

Since his first state visit to Russia 10 years ago, China and Russia have enjoyed mutual respect, mutual trust and mutual benefit.

Relations between the two countries have grown from strength to strength, showing the features of being more comprehensive, more practical, and more strategic. President Xi said that during this visit, he saw many ordinary Russians in the street waving their hands at the Chinese motorcade in a demonstration of goodwill.

He sees clearly that China-Russia relations have strong public support. No matter how the international landscape may change, China will stay committed to advancing China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for the new era. This state visit to Russia is a journey of friendship, cooperation and peace. China is ready to work with Russia to build on past achievements, enrich the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for the new era, bring more benefits to the two peoples and make greater contribution to human progress.

President Xi firtjer noted that changes unseen in a century are evolving faster and the international balance of power is undergoing a profound shift.

As permanent members of the UN Security Council and major countries in the world, China and Russia have natural responsibilities to make joint efforts to steer and promote global governance in a direction that meets the expectations of the international community and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

The two sides should support each other on issues concerning each other’s core interests, and jointly resist the interference in internal affairs by external forces. The two sides should enhance communication and coordination on internati onal affairs, especially in the UN, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, BRICS and other multilateral frameworks, practice true multilateralism, oppose hegemonism and power politics, contribute to global post-COVID economic recovery, advance the trend toward a multi-polar world, and promote the reform and improvement of the global governance system.

President Xi and President Putin heard reports by the leading officials of the relevant government departments of the two countries on cooperation in various fields.

President Xi also noted that China and Russia have enjoyed deepening political mutual trust, convergence of interests and understanding between the peoples. Their cooperation in such areas as the economy and trade, investment, energy, people-to-people and cultural exchanges and at the subnational levels have made continued progress. There are a growing number of areas and an even stronger consensus for cooperation.

China is in the first year of fully implementing the guiding principles set forth by the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. It will foster a new development paradigm at a faster pace, promote high-quality development, and advance Chinese modernization in all respects.

China-Russia cooperation enjoys significant potential and space and is strategic, reliable and stable. The two sides need to strengthen overall coordination, boost trade in traditional areas, such as energy, resources and electromechanical products, continuously enhance the resilience of industrial and supply chains, and expand cooperation in such areas as information technology, the digital economy, agriculture and trade in services. They should step up cooperation in areas of innovation and facilitate cross-border logistics and transportation. The two sides should cement the cornerstone of people-to-people exchanges. Efforts should be made to encourage more interactions between sister provinces/states and between sister cities, ensure the success of the Years of Sports Exchange, and facilitate the personnel movement between the two countries.