Xi Telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin
2021-08-26 10:35

Chinese President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 25th. Xi Jinping pointed out that since the beginning of this year, China and Russia have taken celebrating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Sino-Russian Good-Neighborly Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation as a new starting point, and promoted a series of new achievements in strategic cooperation and all-round pragmatic cooperation between the two countries, which provided important support for promoting the respective development of the two countries and played a mainstay role in uniting the international community to overcome difficulties. The two sides should innovate cooperation methods, expand cooperation areas and strive for more cooperation results. At present, the epidemic situation in novel coronavirus pneumonia is fluctuating, and the international anti-epidemic task is arduous. China is willing to deepen cooperation with Russia in vaccine research and development and production, ensure the safety and stability of the global vaccine supply chain, safeguard the lives and health of the two peoples, and contribute to building a community of human health and health.

 

Xi Jinping emphasized that only those who wear shoes know whether they fit or not. The Chinese and Russian people have the most say in which system works in China and Russia. As comprehensive strategic cooperation partners in the new era, China and Russia should deepen anti-interference cooperation and firmly grasp the future and destiny of their respective countries in their own hands. China firmly supports Russia's development path in line with its national conditions and the measures taken by Russia to safeguard national sovereignty and security. The two sides should take the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as an opportunity to work with member States to strengthen unity and cooperation, increase mutual support and safeguard regional national security and development interests.

 

The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on the situation in Afghanistan.

 

Xi Jinping emphasized that China respects Afghanistan's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, pursues a policy of non-interference in Afghanistan's internal affairs, and has always played a constructive role in solving the Afghan issue politically. China is willing to strengthen communication and coordination with all parties in the international community, including Russia, and encourage all factions in Afghanistan to negotiate to build an open and inclusive political structure, implement moderate and prudent domestic and foreign policies, completely cut off from various terrorist organizations, and get along well with other countries in the world, especially neighboring countries.

 

Putin said that Russia is satisfied with the development of Russia-China relations. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Good Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation between Russia and China, which is of special significance to Russia-China relations. Seventy-six years ago, Russia and China made great national sacrifices and made decisive contributions to the victory of the World Anti-Fascist War. Under the current situation, the two sides should cooperate closely in strategy, support each other firmly, defend the victory of World War II and safeguard the historical truth. Russia firmly adheres to the one-China policy, firmly supports China's legitimate position of safeguarding its core interests on issues related to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and the South China Sea, resolutely opposes any external interference in China's internal affairs, opposes politicizing the traceability of the Novel Coronavirus, and hopes to continue to deepen pragmatic cooperation with China in various fields and strengthen anti-epidemic cooperation.

 

Putin said that the current evolution of the situation in Afghanistan shows that the policy of imposing its political model by external forces is not feasible, and will only bring damage and disaster to relevant countries. Russia and China share similar positions and common interests on the Afghan issue. Russia is willing to communicate and coordinate closely with China, actively participate in multilateral mechanisms related to Afghanistan, promote a smooth transition of the situation in Afghanistan, combat terrorism, cut off drug smuggling, prevent the spillover of security risks in Afghanistan, resist interference and destruction by external forces, and maintain regional security and stability.

 

Both sides agreed that the current international and regional situation is complex and evolving, and it is very important and necessary for China and Russia to maintain communication on major bilateral and multilateral issues in a timely manner, and agreed to continue to maintain close exchanges through various means.