The President of Russia, Vladimir Putinhas not ruled out the “Chinese plan” to achieve peace in Ukraine and has indicated that “it could serve as the basis for finding a political solution” to the war after holding a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinpingthis Tuesday in Moscow.
Thus, the president has described his negotiations with Xi as “successful and constructive”, with whom he has held a meeting that lasted up to three hours. “We are proud to have once again had the opportunity to receive our dear friend, Xi Jinping, for a state visit to Russia“, he said before maintaining that the solution to the conflict in Ukraine “requires respect for the concerns of all countries in terms of security.”
“Our talks, yesterday and today, have had the participation of our delegations and have gone ahead successfully, in a warm manner and in a constructive atmosphere,” he pointed out during a joint press conference in which he announced the signing of two statements that “show the special nature of the relationships” between both countries. For Putin, these relations are, in fact, “in the best moment ever and are an example of strategic and comprehensive interaction” between the parties, according to information from the Interfax news agency.
“Russia and China are united by some strong relationships of good neighborliness, mutual assistance, friendship between peoples and active dialogue at all levels. We are in continuous contact with China,” Putin stressed, stressing that this allows both countries “to find solutions to all problems (…) and keep the international agenda under control.”
The two leaders have proceeded to sign a declaration on the development of the economic cooperation and another on the reinforcement of the “integral association and strategic cooperation” in the region, although it is expected that they will sign a dozen documents before the end of the summit. In this sense, they have claimed the importance of bilateral relationsespecially in economic and commercial matters, as the main priority.
New pipeline Power of Siberia 2
Putin, who has stated that Russia is ready to increase uninterrupted supplies of oil to China, has warned that the country could be forced to “respond if the West decides to use weapons with nuclear components” and has not ruled out traveling to China between now and the end of the year and despite the invasion of Ukraine, according to information from the TASS news agency.
On the other hand, the Russian president has announced that an agreement has been reached on the “practically all the parameters of the Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline”. “We have undertaken a good project. Its about new Power of Siberia 2, which passes through Mongolia. Almost all the parameters have been agreed “, he has explained regarding a great pipeline with the one who seeks export natural gas from Siberia to northwest China. Xi has thus stressed that Russia and China will intensify hydrocarbon trade and cooperation in economic matters, while he has praised the talks and described them as “fruitful”. “We have just had very frank, friendly and productive negotiations,” he stressed.
In addition, he has emphasized the importance ofand achieve peace in Ukraine “through dialogue”, a position that he has already expressed on previous occasions. “We are firmly committed to the principles of the UN Charterwe maintain an objective and impartial position”, he expressed before both leaders have shown their position emphatically opposed to “any type of independence in taiwan“.
Putin has used the occasion to confirm that he has no intention of meeting his American counterpart, Joe Biden, in the near future. The adviser to the Russian Presidency, Yuri Ushakov, has indicated on his part that “this type of meeting is not planned.”
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