China promises to ‘always be a good partner’ to Russia as Putin and Xi meet

China promises to ‘always be a good partner’ to Russia as Putin and Xi meet


Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Beijing on Thursday for a two-day summit to discuss relations between the two countries. 

Xi Jinping said the two countries were strengthening their diplomatic ties as “good neighbors, good friends, good partners,” the Associated Press reported. He also promised to work with Russia to help “rejuvenate” each country. 

“The China-Russia relationship today is hard-earned, and the two sides need to cherish and nurture it,” Xi said upon Putin’s arrival at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. “China is willing to … jointly achieve the development and rejuvenation of our respective countries, and work together to uphold fairness and justice in the world.”

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Putin, meanwhile, reinforced his gratitude to China regarding Ukraine. He thanked Xi for his country’s efforts

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