China, Russia pledge closer co-operation
Goa: Chinese President Xi Jinping met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Goa, India on Saturday. The two sides vowed to advance bilateral ties and boost cooperation within multilateral frameworks. Mr Xi arrived in the western Indian state of Goa earlier in the day for the eighth summit of the emergingmarket bloc of BRICS, which groups Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
He recalled that leaders of the five countries met last month on the sidelines of the 11th summit of the Group of 20 major economies in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, where they had an in-depth exchange of views on promoting BRICS co-operation and reached many important consensuses. China, said the president, hopes that the BRICS summit in Goa will achieve positive results and inject new impetus into BRICS co-operation. As China will hold the rotating chair of BRICS in 2017, Beijing stands ready to work with Russia and all other parties concerned to make a success of the ninth summit, he added. Noting that both China and Russia are permanent members of the UN Security Council and major emerging-market countries, Mr Xi said the two countries should strengthen co-ordination and co-operation within the United Nations, the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, BRICS and other multilateral frameworks. The two sides, he added, should jointly promote a more just and reasonable international order and safeguard the interests of the emerging-market countries and developing countries.
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Goa, India on Saturday.