China, Russia to jointly tackle threats, challenges

Updated: 2014-06-06 17:22

(Xinhua)

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BEIJING-- China and Russia on Friday vowed to jointly tackle threats and challenges to safeguard their sovereignty, security and development interests, according to an official press release.

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev co-chaired the 10th round of China-Russia strategic security consultation in Beijing.

The two sides reached a high degree of consensus, the press release said, noting they had an in-depth exchange of views on bilateral ties, the international and regional security situation as well as other hot topics.

Facing increasing uncertainty and instability in international and regional security, China and Russia, as permanent members of the UN Security Council and comprehensive strategic partners with high mutual trust, should further implement the important consensus between President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin, according to the press release.

It said the two sides agreed to enhance strategic communication and coordination, deepen cooperation in fields including diplomacy, the economy, defense, counter-terrorism.

China and Russia should advocate and practice the principles of the UN Charter in international relations, promote world and regional peace, stability and development, the release added.