Hailing sound development of Chi-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordition, Xi said development and deepening bilateral ties are the strategic choice for the two countries
Beijing, May 14: Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that Beijing and Russia have played their due role in safeguarding regiol and global peace and stability.
The two countries, which have been committed to seeking political solutions to the Syrian conflict and the Korean Peninsular nuclear issue, have played the role of “ballast stone” in safeguarding regiol and global peace and stability, Xi said in meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum for Intertiol Cooperation.
Hailing sound development of Chi-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordition, Xi said development and deepening bilateral ties are the strategic choice for the two countries, Xinhua news agency reported. He called for all-out efforts to promote and safeguard the bilateral relations despite changes in the intertiol are. The two countries should deepen cooperation in economy and trade, energy and other traditiol areas, while exploring new areas for cooperation, like innovation and technology, for higher-level pragmatic cooperation, Xi said.
He also said the two countries should enhance strategic coordition, jointly promote sustaible and stable growth in the world economy, work toward peaceful solutions for intertiol and regiol hot-spot issues, and improve intertiol governce systems to inject “positive energy” into world peace and stability.
Progress has been made since Chi and Russia agreed to align development of the Belt and Road Initiative with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) two years ago, and pragmatic cooperation should be pushed forward for tangible outcomes, Xi said. The two countries’ active communication and coordition as well as mutual support on major intertiol issues have become important stabilizing factors for the intertiol community, Putin said. He noted Russia is willing to work with Chi to align the EEU with the Silk Road Economic Belt and deepen bilateral cooperation in areas including education, energy, manufacturing, sports, tourism and trade. (IANS)