China – Russia: Talks Between Xi Jinping and Sergey Lavrov

Chinese President Xi Jinping: “China and Russia are ready to unite the global South in the name of openness and inclusiveness”

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Following two days of intense talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Russian diplomatic chief Sergei Lavrov was received by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who reiterated that “China has always attached great importance” to developing relations with Russia. The Chinese leader said Beijing wants to intensify bilateral communication, multilateral strategic cooperation aimed at uniting the global South under the guise of “fairness, openness, transparency, and inclusiveness.”

As the Xinhua agency wrote, Xi Jinping expressed his intention to “strengthen bilateral communication with Russia and enhance multilateral strategic coordination in BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.”

The Chinese leader recalled that 2024 “marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Russia,” two countries that “have embarked on a new path of harmonious coexistence and win-win cooperation.” According to Xi Jinping, all these years Moscow and Beijing have “contributed wisdom and strength to international fairness and justice.” Both countries must work side by side to “show more responsibility, promote the reform of the global governance system, and vigorously lead the building of a community with a shared future for humanity.”

Xi Jinping emphasized that China “supports the Russian people in following a development path that suits their national conditions, and supports Russia in combating terrorism and maintaining social security and stability.”

Finally, the Chinese leader invited Lavrov to “convey sincere greetings to Russian President Vladimir Putin,” with whom he “agreed to continue to maintain close exchanges to ensure the smooth and steady development of China-Russia relations.”