Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng: There is no ceiling on China-Russia relations

2022-07-12 0 By

On February 4, president Xi Jinping held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is visiting China and attending the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.After the talks, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng gave an interview to the media and introduced the outcomes of the talks.Le Yucheng said the china-Russia summit was very successful.There is a good tradition between China and Russia. No matter which family has a happy event, the other party will visit the door to congratulate and join the celebration.In 2014, President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Russia at the invitation of President Putin. At that time, the two heads of state agreed to meet again in Beijing in 2022.President Putin, as promised, congratulated President Xi on the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games and the Traditional Chinese New Year. The two heads of state have fulfilled the “Winter Olympic Engagement” and “New Year’s Meeting” that have lasted eight years. This is another story of china-Russia diplomacy.In recent years, President Xi Jinping and President Putin have met 38 times and exchanged phone calls and letters over 100 times. In terms of the number of exchanges, the depth, breadth and temperature of exchanges, president Xi jinping and President Putin are unparalleled among leaders of major countries.What we can see from today’s meeting is the growing personal friendship between the two heads of state and their hands-on leadership in planning for the development of China-Russia relations in the new era.Le Yucheng said that today’s offline meeting between the Two heads of state was the first in more than two years, with rich contents and fruitful outcomes.In a warm and friendly atmosphere, President Xi Jinping and President Putin had an in-depth and thorough exchange of views on China-Russia relations and a series of major issues concerning global development and stability, drawing up a blueprint and guiding direction for China-Russia relations under new historical conditions.The two sides firmly support each other in safeguarding their respective core interests and agree to leverage the political advantages of bilateral relations to push for more results in all-round practical cooperation.The two heads of state issued the Joint Statement on International Relations and Global Sustainable Development in the New Era, focusing on the common positions of China and Russia on democracy, development, security and order, which will have an important and far-reaching impact on improving the global governance system under the new situation.The statement became the most important political outcome of the meeting.The two countries signed nearly 20 cooperation documents covering economy, trade, investment, energy and sports within the framework of the visit, laying a solid foundation for deeper and more solid bilateral practical cooperation.The Far East Natural Gas Supply and Marketing Agreement signed by companies of the two countries has become another landmark cooperation in the energy field following the East Route natural gas pipeline, providing a new guarantee for China to achieve its dual carbon goals.Le Yucheng said that the express train of China-Russia relations is always on the road, there is no terminal station, only a gas station.To promote practical cooperation, China and Russia do not just talk about it, but take resolute actions with high energy and efficiency.Last year, bilateral trade exceeded us $140 billion, an increase of over 35% and a new record high.The two countries have drawn up a roadmap for the high-quality development of trade in goods and services, which is a new step towards achieving the goal of bilateral trade exceeding us $200 billion by 2024 set by the two presidents.The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding on promoting investment cooperation in sustainable development.This is a vivid demonstration of President Xi Jinping’s vision of “two mountains” in china-Russia practical cooperation. It shows that our development philosophies are highly compatible and both sides are committed to achieving high-quality economic development.In the face of profound and complex changes in the international situation, President Xi Jinping stressed that China and Russia should unswervingly deepen back-to-back strategic coordination and stand shoulder to shoulder to uphold international fairness and justice.President Putin stressed that the strategic significance of Russia-China relations has never been more prominent. Russia firmly supports China’s legitimate position of safeguarding its core interests and is ready to further strengthen strategic communication and coordination with China and continue to deepen cooperation in various fields.During the talks, the two heads of state reiterated that any attempt to harm the interests of China and Russia and drive a wedge between the two countries is doomed to failure.The two heads of state and international and regional issues of common concern on the table, agreed to continue to practice multilateralism, true take practical action to carry out the global development initiatives, in fighting the epidemic, boost the economy, climate change and other international distress sorrow to show on the question of power as, promote to build a new community of international relations and human destiny.Le yucheng said the two heads of state also officially announced the launch of the Year of China-Russia Sports exchange during their talks.The launch of the Year of The Two countries with sports exchanges as the theme at the same time with the Opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics is of unusual significance.This year, the eighth national theme year jointly hosted by the two countries, will usher in a new realm of closer people-to-people ties between the two countries.Under the framework of the Year of Sports Exchange, the two sides will hold over 550 sports exchange activities.It is foreseeable that in the next two years, sports will become the most active element in people-to-people exchanges between China and Russia, and the sportsmanship will become the most vivid symbol of the sustained and healthy development of China-Russia relations.Le yucheng said that as President Xi jinping said, the Spring Festival meeting between the two heads of state will definitely inject more vitality into China-Russia relations.Tonight, the Beijing Winter Olympic Games will soon open. We hope and believe that athletes from all over the world, including China and Russia, will compete bravely, show their brilliance and make new achievements at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.(Original title: Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng: No ceiling on China-Russia relations