Beijing to maintain strategic partnership with Russia — RT EN

8 mar 2022 09:01 am

The Chinese foreign minister made it unmistakably clear that external events will not affect the close partnership between Russia and China. On the contrary, there is still further potential to improve it.

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday that Moscow and Beijing will maintain their strategic focus and further deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Russia, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported.

Beijing values ​​Sino-Russian relations because of their independence from other relationships. Relations between the two are based on the principles of “non-alliance, non-confrontation and non-aggression against third parties” and are free from interference or discord sown by third parties. Wang said:

“This is both what historical experience has taught us and an innovation in international relations.”

China’s top diplomat pointed out that Sino-Russian relations are based on a clear historical logic and are driven by strong internal dynamics. The friendship between the Chinese and Russian people is very solid.

The prospects for further cooperation between the two sides are also promising, said the Foreign Minister. Wang assured:

“No matter how uncertain and challenging the international situation, China and Russia will maintain their strategic focus and steadily advance our comprehensive strategic partnership for a new era.”

Wang also commented on the Ukraine conflict. China is calling for prudence and rationality instead of adding fuel to the fire and allowing tensions to escalate further. Wang stressed the need to remain committed to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and to respect and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries, uphold the principle of indivisible security and address the legitimate security concerns of the parties concerned. Dialogue, negotiations and peaceful means of dispute resolution must be used, lasting peace and stability in the region must be sought, and a balanced, effective and sustainable European security mechanism must be forged.

Beijing stands ready to continue playing a constructive role in facilitating dialogue for peace and working with the international community to carry out necessary mediation efforts, Wang said.

The international community should focus its efforts on promoting Russia-Ukraine talks and preventing a large-scale humanitarian crisis, Wang said, noting that China has already taken action and is in close contact with the parties concerned.

China believes that the more tense the situation, the more important the talks are, and the greater the disagreement, the greater the need to sit down and negotiate, Wang said.

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