Xi Jinping: “Cooperation with Russia in the Name of a Just World Order”

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Chairman of the Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko in Beijing. The meeting of the two countries and the continuing progress in cooperation in various fields should be perceived as a joint effort to build a “prosperous, stable, and just world order.”

“During my state visit to Russia in March this year, President Putin and I reached an important new consensus on deepening bilateral comprehensive strategic coordination and practical cooperation in various fields,” Xi said in a statement, according to reports by China’s Xinhua News Agency, noting that the development of China-Russia relations is a strategic choice that the two countries have made based on the fundamental interests of their countries and peoples.

“Long-term friendship between the two countries” is embodied in the development of “a comprehensive strategic partnership characterized by mutual aid, integration, innovation, and mutually beneficial results, in order to promote the development and revival of the two countries and help build a prosperous, stable, equitable, and just world.”

The intention is to further strengthen communication and coordination within multilateral mechanisms, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS, as well as “to steer global management reform in the proper direction and protect the common interests of countries with emerging market and developing countries.”

“President Xi’s state visit to Russia in March gave a powerful momentum to the development of Russia-China relations,” Matviyenko commented. “The global strategic partnership in coordination between Russia and China is in the interests of both countries and the will of both peoples; it has reached the highest level in history and continues to develop.”