Beijing, Moscow should deepen cooperation: China overseas minister

BEIJING: Beijing’s high diplomat advised President Vladimir Putin that China and Russia should work to strengthen cooperation within the face of a “advanced worldwide state of affairs”, Chinese language state media reported Thursday.

Talking at a gathering with Putin in Saint Petersburg at which the Russian chief accepted an invite to go to China subsequent month, Wang Yi mentioned the “world is quickly transferring towards multipolarity”.

“Financial globalization is progressing towards headwinds, unilateral actions are unsustainable, and hegemonism will not be well-liked,” Wang mentioned, in response to an English readout by Beijing’s Xinhua information company.

“Either side have to strengthen their multilateral strategic cooperation, defend their legit rights and pursuits, and make new efforts to advertise the worldwide order towards equity and justice,” he added.

Putin, in response, advised Wang “our positions coincide relating to the emergence of a multipolar world”, in response to a readout from the Kremlin.

China and Russia describe one another as strategic allies, with each international locations incessantly touting their “no limits” partnership and financial and navy cooperation.

They got here even nearer after the beginning of Russia’s offensive in Ukraine in February final 12 months, which China has refused to sentence.

The Kremlin has sought to deepen ties with China after the beginning of its Ukraine offensive, which has thrown Moscow into rising isolation.

China has sought to place itself as a impartial celebration within the Ukraine battle, whereas providing Moscow a significant diplomatic and monetary lifeline.