China, Russia enjoy partnership based on fundamental interests

China, Russia enjoy partnership based on fundamental interests

China and Russia are strategic partners with their relations based on fundamental interests of both countries, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday, Sputnik reports.

"We feel absolutely confident about our relations with Russia. We have very good Chinese-Russian relations. There is comprehensive strategic partnership and cooperation between us … because that is a strategic decision of both sides made on the basis of fundamental interests," Wang said at a press conference as part of the annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC).

He pointed out that the Chinese-Russian relations were better than ever before. "Chinese-Russian relations are not exposed to the influence of external factors," Wang noted, adding that the leaders of China and Russia would hold a number of meetings in 2017 that would further boost bilateral ties.

The foreign minister also welcomed possible improvement of Russian-US relations. "We are glad to see improving Russian-US relations because it is good news for the whole world," Wang said.

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