Wang Yi has actively portrayed Beijing as a possible peacemaker within the Ukraine struggle © Reuters
China and Russia agreed Tuesday at a gathering between Beijing’s prime diplomats and Vladimir Putin’s safety chief in Moscow to reject all types of “unilateral bullying” and “promote democracy in worldwide relations,” China’s state-run information service Xinhua mentioned.
The assembly between Wang Yi and Nikolai Patrushev got here after the Chinese language diplomat attended the Munich Safety Convention over the weekend, at which Beijing revived efforts to current itself as a possible peacemaker within the Ukraine struggle.
“The 2 sides . . . expressed their willingness to apply real multilateralism collectively, reject all types of unilateral bullying and promote democracy in worldwide relations and a multipolar world,” Xinhua mentioned.
China’s declare to strict neutrality within the struggle has met with deep skepticism within the West, reflecting Beijing’s shut commerce ties with Moscow and its declaration of a borderless friendship final 12 months.
China has maintained shut ties with Russia regardless of the Ukraine battle, refusing to sentence the invasion and repeating a lot of Moscow’s claims concerning the struggle in its state media.
Wang and Patrushev’s assembly follows a terse trade between the Chinese language diplomat and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken throughout the Munich convention.
The assembly between Wang and Blinken was the primary face-to-face assembly between senior officers from Beijing and Washington for the reason that US shot down a suspected spy balloon hovering over North America this month.
“Each events consider that peace and stability within the Asia-Pacific area needs to be firmly maintained, and that the introduction of chilly struggle mentality, bloc confrontation and ideological battle needs to be combated,” Xinhua mentioned of Wang’s assembly with Patrushev.