Chinese President X. Ping has praised Russian counterpart Vladimir
Putin as ‘close friend’. During Moscow’s meeting, Moscow and Putin
agreed between Russia and China for military and trade cooperation.
“In the past 6 years, we have met about 30 times. Most recently I
visited Russia. President Putin is my closest friend and colleague,
“said Xi during a press conference held in Russian capital Moscow.
He told that Putin was a friend of friendship. Russian President
Putin expressed happiness on the ‘bilateral relations reached an
Chinese President said,” Putin is my best friend.
He said, “It is global partnership and strategic cooperation.”, said Chinese President.
Xi’s three days focus on Russia tour trade and bilateral relations.
Two sides have signed various trade agreements. Russia’s visit to
Russia is very meaningfully seen during the trade war between China
and the US. It is estimated that Russia and America have been
isolated from the West, including economic and military cooperation
between China and China.
Trade has also increased due to the partnership of the two countries.
According to the Russian President’s Office Kremlin, trade in the
year 2018 increased by 25 percent to $ 108 billion. During the visit
to Cico, both countries have expressed commitment to increase
military and economic cooperation in the future.
The relationship between the two countries has deteriorated after the
President of the US President Donald Trump, after authorizing ‘strict
trade policy to China,’ for the national economic interest. Despite
the talks of various stages for trade dispute resolution, the United
States and China have increased tax rates from imported goods from
Chinese Telecommunications Company MTS expands network with Huawei 5G in Russia
Similarly, after the conflict between Ukraine and other Western
countries, Russia has been improving relations with China and the
eastern nation. After Russia interrupted Ukraine 5 years ago, its
relationship with western countries has deteriorated. Russia’s
western countries have criticized Syrian President Bashir al-Assad in
support of financial and military cooperation in 2015.
Similarly, Chinese Telecommunications Company MTS will expand the
network with Huawei 5G. The US has banned the Haqqani network
from collaborating with national institutions due to national
According to the BBC, Xi’s visit did not only talk about defense
and trade, China has also practiced its “Panda diplomacy”. Because
during the visit, Chinese President Xi Ping handed over two pandas to
Zoo in Moscow.
Source: Kantipur News