China, Russia vow to boost cooperation on regional, global issues

Updated: 2015-05-26 09:03


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Moreover, they promised to make more efforts to help rebuild peace in Afghanistan, to help clinch comprehensive deals over Iran 's nuclear issue and safeguard peace and stability in the Middle East, as well as to find political solutions to the Ukraine crisis.

Yang said that Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the Victory Day celebration in Moscow on May 9 and paid a successful visit to Russia at the invitation of President Putin.

China and Russia, the two main battlefields in Asia and Europe during World War II (WWII), have jointly called for upholding the results of WWII as well as the international equity and justice, and proposed to establish a new type of international relations centering around win-win cooperation, which is of practical significance and will bear profound historic influence, Yang added.

Leaders of both countries, Yang said, have set the direction of the development of China-Russia relations in the next stage and made clear major areas of cooperation. They agreed to further support each other's core interest and to link China's Silk Road Economic Belt initiative with the development of the Eurasian Economic Union, he added.

According to Yang, both leaders also called for efforts to consolidate the traditional friendship between the peoples of the two countries, and to closely coordinate with each other in dealing with global and regional issues, which has injected fresh impetus into the China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

For his part, Patrushev said Russia-China relations, led by leaders of both sides, are at their best in history, adding that the two sides have worked closely within the mechanisms of BRICS ( Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), coordinated well on important regional and global issues, and jointly opposed any attempts to tamper the results of WWII.

Yang arrived in Moscow on Monday for a two-day visit.

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