Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, co-chairs the 17th Round of Strategic Security Consultation between China and Russia with Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, in southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)
FUZHOU, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Monday co-chaired the 17th Round of Strategic Security Consultation between China and Russia with Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, in east China's Fujian Province.
The two sides agreed to continue to make positive use of the consultation mechanism, implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state during the SCO Samarkand Summit, and enhance mutual trust. They also agreed to support each other in taking the development path in line with their conditions, jointly safeguard global strategic stability, and continuously consolidate and enrich the content of the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination between the two countries.
Yang, also director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, said under the strategic guidance of the two heads of state, China-Russia relations have maintained a strong development momentum in recent years.
He said that the two countries have continued to deepen strategic coordination and firmly supported each other on issues involving each other's core interests and major concerns. He added their cooperation in various fields has grown.
The two countries have jointly upheld the international system with the United Nations as the core and the international order based on international law. They also safeguarded global fairness and justice, and set a model of relations between major countries with mutual respect, peaceful coexistence, and win-win cooperation for the global community, said Yang.
China is willing to work with Russia to fully implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state to continue deepening political mutual trust and strategic coordination to build a more secure and stable external environment for the development of the two countries, said Yang. He added China is ready to contribute more to safeguarding the common interests of the two countries and world security and stability.
Patrushev said Russia adheres to the one-China principle and firmly supports the measures taken by the Chinese government to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity concerning the Taiwan question. Russia is willing to maintain close strategic communication with China, deepen pragmatic cooperation in various fields and further strengthen coordination and cooperation in international organizations.
The two sides also exchanged in-depth views on maintaining global strategic security, the situation in the Asia-Pacific region, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and other issues. ■