China and Russia vow to safeguard “just and equitable” international order


Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China, Yang Jiechi and Nikolai Patrushev, Russia’s Security Council Secretary, co-hosted the 14th round of China-Russia strategic security consultation.

The meeting held on Wednesday, concluded with the officials agreeing to jointly safeguard “just and equitable” global order in promotion of international and local peace and stability. 

Yang said that both countries should firmly support each other on issues of major concern, expand coordination within multilateral frameworks, and jointly push for the settlement of international issues. 

Yang said that China-Russia relations are progressing, and have entered the best season in history under the leadership of Chinese President, Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The country leaders met once this year and reached important consensuses, he said.

“Both countries should work to implement those consensuses and continue to cement and enrich their comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination”, the senior official said. 

Patrushev also agreed that the countries need to cooperate more and they have to strengthen strategic cooperation.

The two sides also discussed issues concerning the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East and the Iran nuclear deal, and reached broad consensus.



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