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China-Russia ties not to be affected by changing international situation

Updated: Mar 16,2016 3:06 PM     Xinhua

Premier Li Keqiang said on March 16 that China-Russia relations will not be affected by changes in international situation and pressures from a third party.

China follows the principle of non-alignment, and China-Russia cooperation will not target at a third party, Premier Li told a press conference after the conclusion of the national legislature’s annual session.

China and Russia are each other’s biggest neighbor, and there is a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination in bilateral relations, the Premier said.

“This relationship is an all-dimensional one,” he said, adding that President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have met with each other “quite often”.

There is a good political relationship and enhanced economic ties between the two countries.

China has developed its relations with Russia on the basis of mutual respect and mutual benefit, Premier Li said, adding that China pursues an independent foreign policy of peace.

China and Russia can explore their cooperation in the integrated development of oil and natural gas, and introduce greater diversity in bilateral trade, said the Premier.