China wants to work with Russia to promote shared interests – Official
China's top foreign policy official states that his country is ready to work with Russia to fill high-level strategic cooperation, protect shared interests, and promote a fairer and more reasonable world order.
China was ready to work with Russia with the aim to promote shared interests and a common vision of fairer world order, the country's top foreign policy official Yang Jiechi said Monday.
"China is ready to work together with Russia to fill high-level strategic cooperation between the two countries with new meaning, protect shared interests and promote a fairer and more reasonable world order," Yang said in Beijing.
Yang who served as China’s foreign minister between 2007 and 2013 welcomed outgoing Russian Ambassador Andrei Denisov and spoke highly of his contribution to the Russian-Chinese bilateral ties.
He said their ties had been moving forward steadily along the right path under presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, with the two countries backing each other in securing their interests and cooperating at the international level.
China-Russian cooperation worth $160bln, to fortify bilateral ties: FM
Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's First Asian Department, Georgy Zinovyev, disclosed in an interview with Sputnik that Russia and China are cooperating on investment projects worth approximately $160 billion, adding: "the portfolio of the specialized intergovernmental commission on investment cooperation includes 79 projects."
It is worth noting that, as part of coordination between the two nations at all levels, China and Russia held their first joint exercises in the western Pacific Ocean between 17 and 23 October of last year after the two nations fortified their cordial ties a month prior.
A growing friendship between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin has helped put the two countries closer together. The ambitions to end what China and Russia regard as America's economic and geopolitical hegemony further strengthened the diplomatic ties.
In June, the Kremlin reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping stated that Russian-Chinese relations are at an unprecedented high level and are constantly improving.