International Desk: Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that his country will give "strong support" to Moscow on important issues related to bilateral core interests. However, Western pressure on his country continues.
The Moscow Times reported this in a report. It is said that Xi Jinping informed about this position of the Chinese government in a meeting with the Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, who is visiting Beijing.
Xi Jinping said Beijing and Moscow should continue "high-level" cooperation in various fields. He also called for strengthening economic, commercial and capital investment cooperation between the two countries.
Incidentally, economic and diplomatic cooperation between China and Russia has reached a different height in recent years. Western countries are under pressure to reduce cooperation with Moscow over Russia's military operations in Ukraine. But Beijing ignores it and is strengthening ties with Russia.
China is Russia's largest trading partner. The volume of bilateral trade between the two countries has set a new record. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visited Beijing to strengthen relations with China. Deputy Prime Minister of the country Alexander Novak is also with him.
Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine in February last year. After that Mishustin is visiting Beijing for the first time as the highest level official of Russia.