Moscow and Beijing are carefully aligned of their positions on the United States and resolving the Ukraine battle, the Russian overseas ministry mentioned following talks between their high diplomats on Monday. The assertion got here after China’s Wang Yi kicked off a four-day go to to Moscow with a gathering with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the newest in a sequence of high-level contacts between the 2 strategic allies.
“The similarity of the parties’ positions regarding US actions in the international arena, including those of an anti-Russian and anti-Chinese nature, was stated,” Russia’s overseas ministry mentioned.
“The parties discussed in detail the current state of affairs in Ukraine, noting the futility of attempts to resolve the crisis without taking into account Russia’s interests and, all the more so, without Russia’s participation,” it added.
Wang additionally advised Lavrov in regards to the content material of talks he held over the weekend with US President Joe Biden’s nationwide safety advisor Jake Sullivan, the assertion mentioned.
Russia and China continuously tout their “no limits” partnership and financial and army cooperation.
China has sought to place itself as a impartial celebration within the Ukraine battle, whereas providing Moscow a significant diplomatic and monetary lifeline as its worldwide isolation deepens.
According to a Chinese state media readout, Wang reiterated Beijing’s place paper on the Ukraine battle, which known as for peace talks however was met with scepticism by the United States and NATO when it was launched earlier this 12 months.
Wang advised Lavrov the plan “takes into account the security concerns of all parties and is conducive to eliminating the root causes of the conflict”, in keeping with China’s Xinhua.
“A permanent good-neighbourly friendship, comprehensive strategic cooperation, and mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Russia will continue to contribute to the development and revitalisation of each country,” he added.
During his go to, Wang is because of maintain safety consultations on the invitation of Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia’s safety council.
President Xi Jinping made a state go to to Moscow in March and declared that relations between the 2 nations have been coming into a brand new period.
An aide to Vladimir Putin mentioned in July that the Russian president was planning to go to China in October.
At the annual Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok final week, Putin advised Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Guoqing that ties between Russia and China “have reached an absolutely unprecedented, historical level”.
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