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President Xi's attendance at EEF reflects higher level of China-Russia strategic partnership: FM spokesperson
Published: Sep 06, 2021 06:02 PM
Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of China's Foreign Ministry Photo: cnsphoto

Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of China's Foreign Ministry Photo: cnsphoto



Chinese President Xi Jinping's attendance at the 6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) on Friday is a reflection of China's commitment to work with other parties in the region to overcome difficulties and pursue development together, and also a full demonstration of the high-level strategic coordination and partnership between China and Russia, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a regular press conference on Monday.

The EEF was initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2015. The forum, following several years of development, has become an important platform for multilateral economic cooperation and dialogue in Northeast Asia.

At the invitation of Putin, Xi attended and addressed the opening ceremony of the EEF on Friday via video link. 

President Xi's speech at the opening ceremony of the forum provided strategic guidance for all parties to jointly respond to the coronavirus pandemic, deepen synergy throughout the Belt and Road Initiative and the Eurasian Economic Union, and safeguard regional peace and stability, which was well received by all participants, said Wang.

At a time in which the global landscape is undergoing profound changes, with the COVID-19 pandemic remains volatile and the world economy struggling to recover, Wang noted that the more turbulent the world is, the more determined China-Russia cooperation is to move forward.

China firmly believes that with solid progress in China-Russia economy-wide cooperation and deepening strategic coordination in international and regional affairs, the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership in the new era will make an even greater contribution to global peace, stability and development, said Wang.


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