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Russian ambassador to China: Sino-Russian cooperation is vital for global stability

October 04, 2016, 14:53 UTC+3 BEIJING

The meeting between the Russian and Chinese premiers , due to be held in early November in St. Petersburg, will sum up the results of work in various areas, including trade

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Dec. 17 2015

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Dec. 17 2015

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BEIJING, October 4. /TASS/. Several dozen documents will be signed at the 21st regular meeting of the Russian and Chinese heads of government, Dmitry Medvedev and Li Keqiang, Russia’s Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov told reporters on Tuesday.

The meeting, due to be held in early November in St. Petersburg, will sum up the results of work in various areas, including trade.

"Of course, the documents on cooperation will be signed," Denisov said.

"There will be probably not one dozen of them: it is always so, our cooperation is large-scale and is rather diversified," the diplomat stressed. 

Cooperation is vital for global stability

Russian-Chinese cooperation is an undeniably positive factor in stabilizing international situation as global political turbulence grows, Andrei Denisov emphasized: 

"As for the current year, it is possible to say that the turbulence on various fronts of our foreign policy and the global policy concerning our country, has definitely increased. There has been a lot of troubles and unrest in the world lately. It is getting harder to control global processes as well as regional. Against this backdrop, it seems to me that our cooperation with China is a stabilizing factor that has a positive impact on the international situation in general, in all respects."

"Russia and China are international political heavyweights. Many things depend on their stances, their approaches to various international issues and the regional situation. This is a fact that cannot be disregarded. So when global political players like us see eye to eye on many issues, it provides an opportunity to coordinate approaches towards a solution to various international concerns and tasks. This is the stability factor, vital for improving the international situation," the diplomat noted.

"We call our relations a comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation. This is an all-embracing wording that allows us to correctly define our bilateral ties. It is not an alliance. Neither China nor Russia has such a goal because both countries are very large so they obviously can have different views on some situations. But for objective reasons, we have similar positions on most issues that is why we have been actively exchanging views on approaches to international issues on a bilateral basis," Denisov stated.

Russia's stance on North Korea's nuclear tests

North Korea’s actions are adversely impacting the situation in the Korean Peninsula and are unacceptable and provocative: 

The ambassador said that now that no obvious ways of settling the situation are seen, the major task is to stabilize the situation.

"As since no obvious solution models are seen, it is necessary, at least, to work hard to try to find them, not adding to the growing tensions. But, regrettably, we see nothing of the kind as concerns the Korean Peninsula," the Russian diplomat noted. "We see no such approach, first of all, from the leaders on North Korea."

"That is why we have to characterize the actions of our North Korean neighbors as, first, tricky, and, second, as provocative. Hence, we - China and Russia - support the United Nations Security Council resolutions geared to stop nuclear escalation in the north of the Korean Peninsula," Denisov underscored.

On September 9, North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test timed to mark the 68th anniversary of North Korea. According to South Korea’s ministry of national defense, it was the most powerful missile ever tested by Pyongyang, with a yield of about ten kilotonnes. The four previous nuclear tests were conducted by North Korea in 2006, in 2009, in 2013 and in January 2016.

The United Nations Security Council has condemned North Korea’s nuclear test and has kicked off work on a new resolution that would envisage additional measures against Pyongyang. North Korea however refuses to recognize the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions and statements on its nuclear program saying it has the right to build up its defense capacities in the face of the United States’ aggressive policy.

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