Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (left) on the 21st.
[Compiled Chen Chengliang/Comprehensive Report] When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took a plane to visit the United States and became the focus of the world, Dmitry Medvedev, former Russian President and Vice Chairman of the Russian Federation Security Council, posted on social media on the 21st A video of him meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on the same day shows signs of mutual separation.
Medvedev said he and Xi discussed the "strategic partnership" between Russia and China, cooperation between the two countries and the conflict in Ukraine, Reuters reported.
Medvedev emphasized that the Ukrainian crisis has reasons and is very complicated, and Russia is willing to resolve the problems it faces through peace talks.
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Chinese official media "Xinhua News Agency" reported that Medvedev first handed over President Vladimir Putin's personally signed letter to President Xi Jinping, conveying Putin's friendly greetings and best wishes to Xi Jinping.
Medvedev warmly congratulated Xi Jinping on being re-elected as General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and congratulated the 20th CPC National Congress for a series of major achievements.
Xi Jinping said that on the Ukrainian crisis, China has always decided its position and policy based on the merits of the matter itself, upholding an objective and fair position, and actively promoting peace talks.
It is hoped that all parties concerned will exercise rational restraint, conduct comprehensive dialogue, and resolve common concerns in the security field through political means.
However, the "Wall Street Journal" revealed last week that after the war between Russia and Ukraine, Xi Jinping apparently alienated Putin, but quietly deepened Sino-Russian relations. Recently, he has deepened his long-term bet on Russia.
In recent weeks, Xi Jinping has instructed to build stronger economic ties with Russia, strengthen Sino-Russian trade ties and provide Russia with a lifeline against Western pressure, the report said.