Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that if Britain sends depleted uranium munitions to Ukraine, it will give the necessary response.
Meetings were held between two Russian and Chinese delegations, with the participation of Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who met in the Kremlin Palace.
Leaders of the two countries held a press conference after signing some statements after the talks.
Noting that the talks were held in a “successful”, “constructive” and “sincere” manner, Putin noted that they signed two joint declarations with Xi and said, “These statements fully reflect the special nature of Russia-China relations, which is an example of true comprehensive partnership and strategic interaction.” At the highest level of development in history. Reflects.” He rated it.
Putin shared the hope that the above declarations will strengthen the friendship between Russia and China and ensure the stability of the two countries and peoples.
“China is Russia’s leading foreign trading partner”
Putin noted that they interact with China at all levels, “and this allows us to find solutions to all problems even in the most difficult situations, keeping all current issues on bilateral and international agendas under personal control.” He said.
Emphasizing that China is Russia’s leading foreign trade partner, Putin said, “Our countries maintain the high dynamics of bilateral trade development through coordinated initiatives. Bilateral trade has generated record profits, rising by 30 percent last year, to more than $185 billion.” We have the potential to cross $200 billion this year.” He said.
Noting the importance of expanding the use of national currencies for payments in the field of trade, Putin said, “The share of the ruble and yuan in bilateral trade transactions reached 65 percent in the first three months of last year and continues to grow. This allows us to protect our trade from the influence of states and the negative situation in the foreign exchange markets. Use the phrase.
“China has become a leader in importing Russian oil”
Noting that they also discussed energy cooperation during the meeting with Xi, Putin said China has become a leader in importing Russian oil.
Vladimir Putin stated that the “Power of Siberia 2” gas pipeline, which is planned to be built through Mongolia for natural gas shipments, will increase the volume of natural gas exports to China.
Pointing out that they have helped China build nuclear power plants, Putin said they have implemented various joint projects in areas such as the production of civil aircraft and helicopters, mining, aerospace and medicine.
Sharing information that the bilateral trade volume in agriculture increased by 41 percent last year, Putin noted that the two countries will develop their own international transport corridors.
Russia and China show the same position on international and regional issues.
Putin stressed that the two countries have similar or convergent positions on international and regional issues, noting that tensions have increased in many parts of the world, global political and economic crises have occurred, and the implementation of illegal sanctions for political purposes in the economic field has become widespread.
Pointing out that basic principles such as non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, sovereign development, access to modern technologies and education, and free trade have been violated recently, Putin said: It firmly opposes any country or alliance that harms legitimate interests. From other countries.” He said.
“China’s plan for Ukraine is in line with our approach”
Noting that they also discussed the situation in Ukraine during their meeting with Xi, Russian President Putin said: “We believe that many provisions of the peace plan put forward by China are in line with Russia’s approach and can be taken as the basis for a peaceful solution when the West and Kiev are ready. But so far we are not We see that they are ready for this. He said.
Assessing the UK’s statement that it would ship ammunition with depleted uranium to Ukraine, Putin said, “If this happens, Russia will have to respond appropriately.” Use the phrase.
Noting that Russia and China pursue an independent foreign policy, Putin said, “We want a just and democratic multipolar world order, which should be based on the central role of the United Nations (UN), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), international law and the UN Charter. We work in solidarity to create it “. He said.
We are for reconciliation and negotiations on Ukraine.
Chinese President Xi also stated that the talks with Putin were “frank”, “friendly” and “productive”, and said that “Sino-Russian relations far exceed bilateral relations and are of vital importance to the modern world order and the fate of mankind. We agree with Putin on this matter.” “. He said.
Referring to the development of relations in all fields, Xi noted that the trade volume between the two countries increased by 116 percent in the past ten years.
Noting that China and Russia are permanent members of the Security Council, Xi said, “We will continue to firmly support our two countries, together with the international community, on the basic rules of international relations based on the goals and principles of the UN Charter.”
Xi said they will strengthen cooperation with Russia in international platforms such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), BRICS and G20.
Recalling that they published a plan to solve the Ukrainian crisis last month, Xi said, “We base the goals and principles of the UN Charter on resolving this crisis, show an objective and impartial stance, and support reconciliation and the resumption of negotiations. Our position is based on substance and truth. We are always on the side of peace and dialogue.” We are on the right side of history.” Use the phrase.
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