China-Russia ties withstand tests and blossom with vitality, setting example of mutual trust: FM Wang Yi
Published: Dec 20, 2021 02:24 PM
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Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday spoke highly of China-Russia strategic coordination, saying the two countries have set an example of strategic mutual trust and injected more stability into an uncertain world.

In 2021, China and Russia celebrated the 20th anniversary of the signing of the China-Russia Treaty of Good-neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin officially announced the extension of the treaty in June.

The agreement demonstrates the firm determination of the two countries to rely on each other strategically, provide opportunities for each other's development and become each other's global partners, Wang said on Monday while delivering a speech during an opening ceremony at a Beijing-based symposium on international affairs and relations, reviewing and summarizing China's diplomacy in 2021.

In 2021, the heads of state of China and Russia have met and talked on the phone four times, maintaining close strategic communication.  

"The joint efforts of China and Russia to fight the COVID-19 epidemic have given a new prominence to the traditional friendship between the two peoples. Mutually beneficial cooperation across the board has provided strong support for each other's innovative development," Wang said.  

Strategic coordination between the two sides on international and regional hotspot issues has injected more stability into an uncertain world, and the "strength of China and Russia" has become a pillar of international fairness and justice, he added. 

Wang said under the leadership of the two countries' leaders, China-Russia relations have withstood various tests and blossomed with vitality, setting a good example of strategic mutual trust between major countries, mutually beneficial cooperation between neighboring countries and a new type of international relations.  

The "China-Russia bond" is a solid union like a mountain, Wang said, "No matter how the international situation changes, China and Russia will remain committed to an enduring friendship, achieving win-win cooperation and upholding peace."

Global Times