Russia-China partnership not subject to external influence – security chief — Analysis
Nikolay Patrushev states that Moscow and Beijing have unified their efforts for a better world order.
Relations between Moscow and Beijing are built on mutual trust and therefore can’t be influenced from the outside, the head of Russia’s Security Council, Nikolay Patrushev, said during a visit to China.
These ties can be further strengthened. “an unconditional priority for Russia’s foreign policy,”The security chief maintained his insistency on Monday.
“In the modern conditions, our countries should show even greater readiness for mutual support and development of cooperation,”At a strategic security consulting meeting, he stated the following:
Moscow and Beijing “are looking to build a more just world order”We are pleased to welcome and acknowledge the increasing number of other countries. “choose the path of free, sovereign development based on their own identity and traditions,”Patrushev clarified.
They’re being “opposed by the political elites of the collective West that seek to impose their own bogus values”He also spoke out about other countries.
China and Russia are at peace “enjoys broad support from the public in both countries, is based on deep mutual trust, and therefore can’t be influenced from the outside,”The security chief said.
The talks took place in the city of Fuzhou, the capital of China’s Fujian Province, located just across the strait from the self-governed island of Taiwan, which Beijing considers part of Chinese territory.
As part of the discussions, Patrushev addressed the Taiwan issue “expressing concerns over the escalation of tensions by Washington and its allies in the region,” Russia’s Security Council said in a statement.
Officials also agreed that they would continue cooperation with both the Russian- and Chinese militaries. The emphasis was on joint exercises and patrols as well as intensifying contacts between the General staffs of both nations.
Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan’s Smarkand.
He claimed he was “ready, together with our Russian colleagues, to set an example of a responsible world power and play a leading role in bringing such a rapidly changing world onto a trajectory of sustainable and positive development.”
Beijing refused the invitation to participate in the international sanctions against Moscow that were imposed after it launched its military intervention in Ukraine late February. The neighbors instead bolstered cooperation and traded, with Russia, among others, becoming China’s top oil supplier.
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