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China-Russia relationship built on trust and support, Wang says

By Wang Xu (chinadaily.com.cn)

Updated: 2016-03-08 12:07:42


Sino-Russia relations are mature and stable and will not be weakened by particular incidents or temporary factors, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said while answering questions from Itar-Tass on the sidelines of the "Two Sessions" on Tuesday.

"The China-Russia relationship is mature and stable. Our comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination is built on a solid foundation of mutual support and mutual trust," Wang said. "The two sides have a strong desire to strengthen win-win cooperation. The relationship can pass the test of any international development and will not be weakened by any particular incidents."

Regarding the five meetings between President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2015 as setting the tone for bilateral cooperation, Wang said the countries are making progress in various projects, including the eastern route of the natural gas pipeline.

"China and Russia have strong economic complementarities and a significant desire to work with each other," Wang said and he wishes to turn the countries' "strong political relations into more fruits of practical cooperation".