Moscow, 2 July 2014(IANS): Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday the Russia-China friendship is an example of how international relations should look like.
Russia-China friendship model for global relations: Vladimir Putin
China’s president Xi Jinping (L) and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin seen after signing agreements May 25, 2014
It is principally important that the Russia-China friendship is not targeting against any other country, Xinhua quoted Putin telling Russian ambassadors and permanent envoys.
“Last week, during a Russia-China economic forum, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination has entered a new stage.”
On the contrary, it has been an example of equal, respectful and fruitful cooperation between the countries in the 21st century, Putin said, attributing the successful bilateral cooperation to the common approach of Moscow and Beijing toward global and regional issues.
Firm guarantees of undivided security, stability, respect for sovereignty and non-interference in domestic affairs must be the norm of all international affairs, he added.
Last week, during a Russia-China economic forum, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination has entered a new stage.
Yang called the forum a step toward implementing the consensus reached by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Putin at a conference in Shanghai this May.
Both countries are currently holding the Russian-Chinese EXPO in China’s Harbin, which is a large-scale exhibition site allowing Russia and China to demonstrate competitive products, industrial and technical developments, present their production and investment potential, develop bilateral cooperation projects and establish new contacts.
Cooperation between Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) and China’s Beidou is also among the top priorities for the two countries. Russia plans to sign an agreement with China this year to place three GLONASS ground stations on Chinese soil and accommodate three Chinese Beidou stations on its territory.
Earlier in the year, both countries conducted large-scale naval drills off China’s coast.