One should not desire one’s own security on the basis of another country’s security, China

ISLAMABAD, June 23(Alliance News): Chinese President Xi Jinping warned against “expanding” military ties in a speech ahead of a virtual summit with top leaders of Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa.

According to foreign media, Beijing is hosting a meeting of the influential club of emerging economies in the BRICS, which accounts for more than 40% of the world’s population and about a quarter of the world’s gross domestic product.

Its three members, China, India and South Africa, abstained from voting on a UN resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Xi Jinping told the BRICS Business Forum that the crisis in Ukraine is a message to all of us that we must now wake up and warn that our desire for security is not based on the expansion of military alliances and the security of any other country. Should be

China and India have strong military ties with Russia and buy large quantities of oil and gas from it.

In a call last week, Xi Jinping assured his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that China would support Moscow’s fundamental interests of sovereignty and security, which is why the United States has been warning China that it is heading in the wrong direction. Stands on

South Africa, one of the few African countries with diplomatic influence outside the continent, has not condemned the Russian military action.

In his speech, Xi Jinping criticized US and EU sanctions on Russia, saying sanctions were a double-edged sword.

Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries will meet in Germany next week to discuss ways to increase sanctions against Russia.

The BRICS summit comes at a time when Russian forces are invading the eastern part of the country after invading Ukraine four months ago.

Both China and India have increased crude oil imports from Russia, which has helped offset losses caused by a reduction in Russian energy purchases by Western countries.

China and Russia, once considered the worst rivals in the Cold War, have stepped up cooperation in recent years.

President Putin was in Beijing a few days before the invasion of Ukraine to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in February.

During US President Joe Biden’s visit to Japan in late May, Beijing and Moscow flew bombers over the Sea of ​​Japan and the East China Sea, signaling strong military ties between the two countries.

China had said at a meeting of BRICS foreign ministers in May that it wanted other emerging economies to join the group, although it was unclear whether new members had been invited.


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