Russia Prioritizing Expanding Security Ties With China

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Russia Prioritizing Expanding Security Ties With China

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Al Jazeera reports that Russia considers bolstering ties with China a top policy goal.

Al Jazeera reports that Russia considers bolstering ties with China a top policy goal.

According to Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia's national Security Council, Moscow considers, “strengthening of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation with Beijing as an unconditional priority of Russia’s foreign policy”.

According to Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia's national Security Council, Moscow considers, “strengthening of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation with Beijing as an unconditional priority of Russia’s foreign policy”.

On September 19, Patrushev made the comments during a meeting with Guo Shengkun, a top official of China's Communist Party.

Patrushev, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that , “in the current conditions, our countries must show even greater readiness for mutual support and development of cooperation.”.

Patrushev, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that , “in the current conditions, our countries must show even greater readiness for mutual support and development of cooperation.”.

Following the meeting in the city of Nanping, Patrushev's office released a statement saying that both parties agreed to , “expand information exchanges on countering extremism and foreign attempts to undermine constitutional order of both countries”.

Following the meeting in the city of Nanping, Patrushev's office released a statement saying that both parties agreed to , “expand information exchanges on countering extremism and foreign attempts to undermine constitutional order of both countries”.

Last week, Putin met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Uzbekistan.

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According to a statement following that meeting, the Chinese government promised "strong support" for Moscow's "core interests.".

According to a statement following that meeting, the Chinese government promised "strong support" for Moscow's "core interests.".

Putin reportedly praised Xi for his “balanced” approach to the Ukrainian crisis and said he was ready to discuss Beijing’s “concerns” about the invasion of Ukraine.

Al Jazeera reports that those concerns come amid volatile oil prices and global economic uncertainty following almost seven months of fighting in Ukraine.

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The meeting between Xi and Putin came on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation.

The meeting between Xi and Putin came on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation


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