Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that in the current rapidly changing international environment, close strategic cooperation between the Russian Federation and China is absolutely necessary, reports China Central Television.
“The current international situation is changing very quickly, China and Russia are comprehensive strategic partners, close strategic contacts and interaction are extremely necessary”, – Xi Jinping said.
The Chinese leader emphasized that Beijing is ready to continue to provide mutual support to Moscow, to oppose external interference, protect state sovereignty, security, development interests of each country, as well as well as protect the common interests of the two sides.
“The Chinese side is ready to carry out close coordination and interaction with Russia in the UN and in other multilateral formats, to defend the principle of multilateralism, to oppose hegemony and the policy of unilateral actions, together defend international justice”, – the head of China emphasized.
He added that the mutual assistance and support provided to each other by China and Russia during the coronavirus epidemic filled Russian-Chinese relations with a new strategic content.
“The parties must, together with the response to the epidemic, look for flexible and diverse formats for the speedy resumption of work on cooperation in various fields”, – Xi Jinping said.
He noted that Moscow and Beijing should strengthen cooperation in the field of high technology, the development of vaccines and drugs, as well as biological safety.
In addition, the Chinese leader added that the parade on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War fully demonstrated to the whole world the determination of Russia to protect the world and the memory of history.
Xi Jinping also noted that the results of the referendum on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation fully demonstrated the support of the Russian people to the government of the country.
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“China, as before, will firmly support the development path of Russia, which suits its internal situation”, – he said.