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China's emphasis on maintaining friendly relations with Russia in the current difficult situation

According to the report of Tasnim News Agency, citing TASS news agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday evening, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, emphasized that Moscow and Beijing should maintain its commitment to strengthen friendly relations in difficult global conditions.

Addressing Putin, Xi Jinping said, “In the not-so-easy international situation, we must uphold our commitment to eternal friendship, strive for the welfare of the people, enhance the unique values ​​of China-Russia relations, cultivate new drivers of cooperation, “Let's continue our unceasing efforts to protect our legal rights and interests, as well as the basic principles of international relations.”

He reminded that the Russian leader's visit to China in May this year, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, helped to develop priority bilateral cooperation.

In these negotiations, Putin emphasized that the close cooperation between Russia and China in world affairs is one of the main factors stabilizing the situation in the international arena. He said that currently, relations between Moscow and Beijing are experiencing their best period in history. Putin reminded that Russia and China were among the founders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which has now become one of the pillars of the multipolar world.

Emphasizing that the development of cooperation is in the interest of the people of both countries, the Russian president noted that the volume of trade and tourism between Russia and China is increasing. Putin expressed hope that Xi Jinping will attend the BRICS summit in Kazan in October.

Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman of the Kremlin, also announced last night that the presidents of Russia and China discussed bilateral relations, regional issues and the Ukraine crisis in their talks in Astana. According to him, the issues surrounding Ukraine were not given much attention in the talks between the two leaders.

Pointing to Russia's role in strengthening the potential of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

The President of Kazakhstan, Kassem-Jomart Tokayev, in his talks with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, pointed out his constructive role in strengthening the potential of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Tokayev said that at the Thursday meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of this organization, he will give a detailed report on the actions taken under the presidency of Russia.

The president of Kazakhstan emphasized that this organization has gained the necessary credit in the international arena and is one of the most successful international organizations. According to him, the principle of equality of all countries is respected in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Tokayev also invited Putin to pay an official visit to Kazakhstan in November, which the Russian leader accepted.

Putin reminded that he is in constant contact with Tokayev and that Kazakhstan is and will remain one of Russia's main trade and economic partners. He said that the volume of trade between the two countries is steadily increasing and has reached almost 30 billion dollars.

The talks between Putin and Erdogan in Astana lasted about an hour

The talks between the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, which took place on Wednesday in Astana, lasted for about an hour. In a part of the talks that was open to journalists, Putin agreed to a slight decrease in the volume of trade between the two countries. pointed out, but added that this volume is still at a relatively high level.

During the talks, Putin emphasized that Russian-Turkish relations are steadily developing. In addition, Erdoğan emphasized about the “Akuyo” nuclear power plant that the main goal is to operate it in the shortest possible time.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak told reporters after the talks that the leaders of the two countries discussed the payment and settlement system between Russian and Turkish banks and other economic partners. According to him, Putin and Erdogan also talked about the supply of agricultural products and mentioned the need to develop tourism.

During the conversation, Erdogan expressed hope that Putin's visit to Turkey would take place in the “shortest possible time” and the Russian president also promised that he would definitely visit Turkey.

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