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Eurasian Security with Zero Euro-Atlantic Flavor – Lavrov Unveils Details of Putin-Xi Talks

© Sputnik / POOL / Go to the mediabankRussian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. - Sputnik International, 1920, 18.05.2024
Putin concluded his visit to China this week, where he met his counterpart Xi Jinping and discussed issues of mutual cooperation in the global economy and politics.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping discussed the Beijing global security initiative during the former's recent visit, Russia’s top diplomat Sergey Lavrov said at the XXXII Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defensive Policy.

“Chairman Xi Jinping’s initiative on global security was discussed during our visit to China at meetings both within the framework of delegations and at a meeting in a narrow group of leaders face to face. We see great reason that the practical promotion of the idea of ensuring global security would begin with the formation of the foundations of Eurasian security without any Euro-Atlantic flavor,” he said.

The minister noted that Russia remains open to dialogue with the West, including on the issues of security and strategic stability.
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“But, firstly, not from a position of strength, not from a position of one’s own exclusivity, but only on equal terms and with respect for each other’s interests,” Lavrov underscored.

The second important point for Russia, he added, is that the dialogue must be conducted with the full scope of the problems that exist in today's world in the field of strategic stability and the military-political landscape.
During his visit to China, Putin stressed that the Moscow-Beijing relationship is one of the main stabilizing factors in global politics.

"It is of fundamental importance that the Russia-China relationship is not opportunistic and not directed against anyone. Our cooperation in world affairs today is one of the main stabilizing factors in the international arena," the Russian president said.

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