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Russia-China relations at ‘best ever,’ says Putin

Jordan Daily – Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed Russia-China relations as being at their highest point in history, emphasizing a partnership based on equality and mutual respect.

His remarks came during a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit on Wednesday.

“We have repeatedly stated with good reason that Russia-China relations, our comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation, are going through the best period in their history,” Putin said. He highlighted that their relationship is “guided by the principles of equality, mutual benefit, and respect for each other’s sovereignty.”

President Xi noted that his regular meetings with Putin are “not just a good tradition of ours, but also the symbol of the high level that Russian-Chinese relations enjoy.” The leaders agreed to strengthen ties to safeguard their countries’ interests, with Putin calling it a “main stabilizing factor on the international stage.”

“Facing an international situation fraught with turbulence and changes, the two countries should keep upholding the original aspiration of lasting friendship and sticking to the determination of benefiting the people,” Xi added.

Putin also pledged full support for China’s upcoming chairmanship of the SCO in 2024-2025, describing the organization as “one of the key pillars of a fair multipolar world order.”

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