MOSCOW, November 6. /TASS/. Russia and China have identical positions on key international issues, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the Chinese leading media outlets.
"We take similar or even identical stands on major global and regional issues on the international agenda," Putin said. "Our countries have pursued efficient cooperation on various multilateral platforms and close coordination in addressing relevant international concerns."
He said that strengthening ties with China is a foreign policy priority of Russia.
"Today, our relations have reached the highest level of comprehensive equitable trust-based partnership and strategic interaction in their entire history. We are well aware that such collaboration is extremely important both for Russia and China," he added.
Putin also said the Russian-Chinese relations have become "a crucial factor in accommodating the foreign policy interests of the two countries in the 21st century, playing a significant role in establishing a just, harmonious and safe world order."
The president said the bilateral relations had "great potential for further progressive development.
Read the full interview