Na­tions vow to stand against re­vi­sion of history

China Daily (Canada) - - V-DAY COMMEMORATION - By LI XIAOKUN and AN BAIJIE

China and Rus­sia vowed on Wed­nes­day to stand against any at­tempt to deny or re­vise the history ofWorldWar II.

Premier Li Ke­qiang and Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin made the re­marks when they met in the Chi­nese cap­i­tal.

Putin is among 30 heads of state and gov­ern­ment lead­ers who will at­tend the Sept 3 vic­tory pa­rade mark­ing the 70th an­niver­sary of vic­tory in the Chi­ne­sePeo­ple’sWar of Re­sis­tance against Ja­panese Ag­gres­sion (1937-45) and the end of WorldWar II.

“It is very im­por­tant for us to celebrate the an­niver­sary to­gether. Thep­eo­ples of the two coun­tries have shown the world that we hold the same stance on the achieve­ments of World War II,” Putin told Li at the start of their talks.

“We both ob­ject to at­tempts to deny or re­vise history,” he said.

Putin added that he will make good use of the visit to dis­cuss bi­lat­eral ties, which he said are de­vel­op­ing “very smoothly”.

Li said the event is to com­mem­o­rate vic­tory in the war, and also to pro­tect peace in the re­gion and around the world.

“Let’s pro­tect the achieve­ments of vic­tory ofWorldWar II to­gether,” Li said.

Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping will meet with Putin on Thurs­day.

Be­sides the Rus­sian pres­i­dent, Chi­nese lead­ers also met with a group of for­eign guests onWed­nes­day.

When meet­ing

with

Pak­istani Pres­i­dent Mam­noon Hus­sain, Xi said China will unswerv­ingly sup­port Pak­istan’s ef­forts in safe­guard­ing its na­tional se­cu­rity, and is will­ing to strengthen co­or­di­na­tion and co­op­er­a­tion with Pak­istan in in­ter­na­tional and re­gional is­sues.

Hus­sain noted

the

great con­tri­bu­tion that the Chi­nese peo­ple made to the war 70 years ago, and said Pak­istan cher­ishes its ties with China.

In another meet­ing, Egyp­tian Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah al-Sisi told Xi he was glad to at­tend China’s V-Day cel­e­bra­tions on be­half of the Egyp­tian peo­ple. Egypt val­ues its part­ner­ship with China and is ex­cited about co­op­er­at­ing in the Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive.

Con­tact the writer at lix­i­aokun@chi­nadaily. com.cn and an­bai­jie@ chi­nadaily.com.cn

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