Opening Asia for Russia

Vladimir Putin: "Russia and China have coinciding interests in many areas"

18.12.2020 58 просмотров

"Russia and China are bound by common interests and strong friendship," Russian President Vladimir Putin said at an annual news conference in Moscow on December 17.

“[We have coinciding interests in many areas. All this] contributed to the fact that I have very good, business-like, first of all, but at the same time very trusting, friendly relations with Chairman Xi Jinping. And this, of course, helps in the work,” the Russian leader stated.

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Referring to the COVID-19 pandemic, Putin said that his country is cooperating with many countries on the prevention and control of coronavirus, which has yielded good results. 

“It seems to me that now we need to start from something else, not to look for the guilty, but we need to unite our efforts to fight the problem. This will be the right direction for our cooperation,” he assured.

The head of the Russian state also called on Western countries to lift sanctions and trade restrictions on those countries that are experiencing particular difficulties amid the coronavirus epidemic.

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Vladimir Putin stressed that Russia's interaction with China is deepening at various levels.

“Thank God, our cooperation with many countries is developing, including with the People's Republic of China, and at the level of specialists , both at the level of regional leaders and at the national level,” he says.

This year, due to the restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual press conference of the President of Russia was held via videoconference.

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