BEIJING – China said on Saturday (4/2/2023), that political mutual trust with Russia continued to increase after China’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu visited Russia and met with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“China is willing to work with Russia to implement their strategic partnership and push forward further progress in their relations,” China’s foreign ministry said in a statement, as quoted by Reuters.
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Last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a strategic partnership in Moscow, which aims to counter US influence and which they say will not have “forbidden” areas of cooperation.
During a visit to Russia, Ma also met with Russian Deputy Foreign Ministers Andrey Rudenko and Sergey Vershinin during a visit from February 2 to 3, the statement continued.
“During his meeting, he exchanged views on bilateral and multilateral cooperation as well as international and regional issues of common concern,” the statement added.
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The statement comes amid escalating tensions between China and the United States (US) following China’s balloon flight over US airspace. Washington describes it as a spy balloon, while China says it is an aircraft used for civilian meteorological and other scientific purposes.
The commotion caused the postponement of a visit to China by Foreign Minister Antony Blinken which was supposed to start on Friday (3/2/2023).
The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s statement about Ma’s visit did not mention Ukraine, where Russia has been waging military operations for nearly a year. China itself has refrained from condemning it or calling it an “invasion”.
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