Good China-Rus­sia ties ben­e­fit world sta­bil­ity

China Daily (Canada) - - WORLD -

Rus­sian PrimeMin­is­ter Dmit­ryMedvedev’s visit to China has fur­ther ce­mented the all-round strate­gic part­ner­ship be­tween the two coun­tries, which was al­ready noth­ing short of sub­stan­tial, thanks to their co­op­er­a­tion and ex­changes in a wide range of ar­eas. The meet­ing be­tweenMedvedev and Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang on Tues­day and their hold­ing of the 22nd China-Rus­sia PrimeMin­is­ters’ Reg­u­larMeet­ing onWed­nes­day, the first after the 19thNa­tional Con­gress of the Com­mu­nist Party of China show­cased the close­ness of ties that have been forged through fre­quent high-level talks.

Over the past five years, for in­stance, Pres­i­den­tXi Jin­ping has been toRus­sia six times, ei­ther for state vis­its or to take part in in­ter­na­tional ac­tiv­i­ties, andXi and hisRus­sian coun­ter­partVladimir Putin have talked fre­quently on the side­lines of dif­fer­ent mul­ti­lat­eral meet­ings. This has laid a solid foun­da­tion for the coun­tries’ in­creas­ingly good re­la­tions.

And China’s clear ob­jec­tive of ad­vanc­ing and deep­en­ing ties with Rus­sia, and its stead­fast re­solve to do so, will not change, Xi said in his meet­ing with­Medvedev in Bei­jing onWed­nes­day.

The economies of both coun­tries are com­ple­men­tary to each other. China’s cap­i­tal, mar­ket, in­fra­struc­ture con­struc­tion and man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pac­ity can meet the needs of Rus­sia’s de­vel­op­ment, while Rus­sia’s ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy and re­sources of both raw ma­te­rial and tal­ent are what China needs for the up­grad­ing of its econ­omy.

Rus­sia’s de­vel­op­ment strat­egy dove­tails with China’s, which finds ex­pres­sion in the con­verg­ing of China’s de­vel­op­ment of its north­east re­gion with Rus­sia’s de­vel­op­ment of its far east. That ex­plains why Rus­sia has sup­ported China’s Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive from the very be­gin­ning. The eco­nomic co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries will be fur­ther pro­moted.

The good bi­lat­eral ties have made it easy for both to reach con­sen­suses on a wide range of in­ter­na­tional is­sues, which has a bear­ing on the over­all global sit­u­a­tion and hotspot is­sues.

Both are per­ma­nent mem­bers of the United Na­tions Se­cu­rity Coun­cil, mem­bers of the G20, BRICS and the Shang­hai Co­op­er­a­tion Or­ga­ni­za­ton, and their joint ef­forts play a key role in main­tain­ing the world’s po­lit­i­cal sta­bil­ity.

The good re­la­tions be­tween the world’s major coun­tries makes a huge dif­fer­ence to global sta­bil­ity and the build­ing of a com­mu­nity of shared fu­ture for all mankind. The good bi­lat­eral China-Rus­sia re­la­tions have set a good ex­am­ple and will con­tinue to con­trib­ute to th­ese.

China and Rus­sia will fur­ther pro­mote their po­lit­i­cal mu­tual trust and sub­stan­ti­ate their strate­gic part­ner­ship, which will not just be in their own in­ter­ests but also the in­ter­ests of the world.

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