China continue to support Russia on issue of sovereignty and security: Chinese President

ISLAMABAD, June 16 (Alliance News): Chinese state news agency reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Beijing would continue to support Moscow on the issue of “sovereignty and security.”

According to agency, China’s state broadcaster CCTV quoted Xi Jinping as reporting that China had “mutual interests and major concerns, such as sovereignty and security issues with Russia.” Looking forward to continuing to offer support

This is the second contact between the two leaders since Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

China has refused to condemn Moscow’s attack on Ukraine, accusing it of providing diplomatic corps to Russia by criticizing Western sanctions and arms sales to Kyiv.

According to CCTV, Xi Jinping praised the “good pace of development” in bilateral relations between the two countries since the beginning of the year, amid the global crisis and changes.

According to the report, during the talks, Xi Jinping expressed his desire to further improve the strategic coordination between Beijing and Russia.

He added that China is ready to “strengthen ties, dialogue and co-ordination” with Russia in international organizations and to “advance global governance and global governance towards more equitable and reasonable development”.

The European Union and the United States have warned that any support from Beijing for Russia’s war in Ukraine or Moscow’s help in avoiding Western sanctions could worsen relations with China.

Along with China, India is one of the two largest economies that did not take part in Moscow’s response to the invasion of Ukraine.

In the eyes of Chinese officials, European countries have backed Ukraine in line with Washington’s policy, which is against Pope’s own interests as Russian gas consumers.

Beijing and Moscow, bitter enemies of the Cold War in the past, have stepped up cooperation in recent years in the face of US global domination.

The two countries have come closer to each other in political, trade and military fields and they call these relations unlimited.

The two sides last week unveiled the first road connecting the two countries, which connects Russia’s far eastern city with the northern Chinese city of Heihi.

The contact between the two leaders was on the occasion of Xi Jinping’s 69th birthday and was their first reported contact since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine.

Chinese President Xi Jinping called Russian President Vladimir Putin an “old friend” and invited his Russian counterpart to the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics in early February.

Beijing is Moscow’s largest trading partner, with trade between the two countries reaching 7 147 billion last year, up 30 percent from 2019, according to Chinese customs figures.

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