Putin and Xi Jinping sign joint statement in Beijing
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed the joint Russian-Chinese statement after the negotiations.
According to the statement, the sides express their intention to build up cooperation in all areas, and for this purpose they will be developing strategic trust-based dialogue at high and top levels and continue to develop mechanisms of bilateral intergovernmental, interparliamentary, interparty, interagency and interregional cooperation.
"Russia and China agreed to hold closer contacts on strategic security in the conditions of growing instability. Amid growing instability and uncertainty in the world, the sides continue to develop contacts on strategic security, support intensive dialogue between the ministries of foreign affairs and step up bilateral coordination at the corresponding international venues," the statement says.
Russia and China are also going to step up coordination between their armed forces. "Russia and China intend to further build up strategic contacts and coordination between their armed forces, improve the existing mechanisms of military cooperation, expand interaction in the field of practical military and military-technical cooperation and jointly resist challenges to global and regional security," the statement runs.
According to the document, the two countries will use to the full extent the mechanisms of cooperation in the law enforcement and security, enhance interaction along these lines and jointly safeguard their security and stability, TASS reported.