No public promise made that weapons from China are to be provided to Russia to wage war in Ukraine. The alliance and expressed friendship between presidents XI and Putin are center stage.
A long-term alliance and Eurasian strategy is featured after two days of private meetings
Xi, Putin pledge new world order as Chinese leader leaves Russia
Xi made a strong show of solidarity with Putin against the West, but he barely mentioned the Ukraine conflict and said on Tuesday that China had an “impartial position”. There was no sign that Xi’s efforts to play the role of peacemaker had yielded results.
Yet, as Xi departed he told Putin: “Now there are changes that haven’t happened in 100 years. When we are together, we drive these changes.”
“I agree,” Putin said, to which Xi responded: “Take care of yourself dear friend, please.”
“All our talks today and yesterday in one to one format and with delegations were successful and took place in friendly atmosphere,” Putin said at a joint statement to the media during the second day of Xi’s state visit to Moscow.
“I’ve built a close relationship with President Putin in the past 10 years,” Xi added. “We agreed that the relations between our two nations go way beyond ourselves. They are crucial to the world order and all mankind’s future and destiny.”
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