Pres­i­dent: Na­tions not af­fected by in­ter­fer­ence

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - FRONT PAGE - By MO JINGXI mo­[email protected]­nadaily.com.cn

Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping said on Mon­day that there is no power that can stop the Chi­nese peo­ple and the Chi­nese nation from mov­ing for­ward.

He made the re­mark when meet­ing with Rus­sian Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Sec­re­tary Niko­lai Pa­tru­shev in Bei­jing, ad­ding that he be­lieves that the Rus­sian peo­ple will not be af­fected by ex­ter­nal in­ter­fer­ence ei­ther and will con­tinue to firmly fol­low their own de­vel­op­ment path.

Xi said that this year, West­ern coun­tries in­clud­ing the United States have in­creased their in­ter­fer­ence in the in­ter­nal af­fairs of both China and Rus­sia, which has threat­ened the two coun­tries’ sov­er­eign se­cu­rity and im­peded their eco­nomic and so­cial de­vel­op­ment.

The pres­i­dent re­called that his Rus­sian coun­ter­part Vladimir Putin had de­scribed such acts as big mis­takes that harm oth­ers without ben­e­fit­ing one­self, say­ing that China ab­so­lutely agrees with Putin in this re­gard.

He urged China and Rus­sia to make good use of the plat­forms of strate­gic se­cu­rity consultati­on and co­op­er­a­tion in law en­force­ment and se­cu­rity to strengthen com­mu­ni­ca­tion and enhance mu­tual trust, in or­der to safe­guard each other’s core in­ter­ests, com­mon se­cu­rity as well as re­gional and global peace and sta­bil­ity.

Xi said that the de­vel­op­ment of the China-Rus­sia re­la­tion­ship has en­tered the new era as the two sides held cel­e­bra­tions for the 70th an­niver­sary of es­tab­lish­ing di­plo­matic ties.

Fac­ing the com­plex and chang­ing in­ter­na­tional sit­u­a­tion, Xi called on the two coun­tries to stand closely to­gether and of­fer each other pow­er­ful strate­gic sup­port.

Pa­tru­shev said bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion has reached an un­prece­dented high level and the Rus­si­aChina re­la­tion­ship is un­break­able.

He said that the poli­cies be­ing pur­sued by the US not only dam­age the in­ter­ests of Rus­sia and China but also have a neg­a­tive im­pact on the whole in­ter­na­tional sys­tem and or­der.

Pa­tru­shev is in China to at­tend the sixth China-Rus­sia meet­ing of in­sti­tu­tion­al­ized co­op­er­a­tion in law en­force­ment and se­cu­rity and the 15th round of the China-Rus­sia strate­gic se­cu­rity consultati­on.

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