Matviyenko: Russian-Chinese tandem reaches leading positions in world

Russian-Chinese political tandem has returned to the leading positions in the world, being a major stabilizing factor in world affairs, the Speaker of Russia’s Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko said at a meeting with Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress, Zhang Dejiang.

Matviyenko noted that Russia considers comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation with China a priority of its foreign policy. 

"We highly appreciate the current state of the Russian-Chinese relations and consider comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation with China a priority of the Russian foreign policy," TASS cited the speaker as saying.

She noted that the Russian-Chinese relations had reached a high level becoming "a model of how relations between great powers should be built."

"The Russian-Chinese tandem continues to be a major stabilizing factor in world affairs," Matviyenko added.

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