Visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (2nd L) and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev (2nd R) attend the 11th round China-Russia strategic security consultation in Moscow, Russia, on May 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Jia Yuchen)
MOSCOW, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi held a meeting with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev here on Monday and the two discussed issues concerning bilateral ties and the current global situation.
At the 11th round of China-Russia strategic security consultation, Yang and Patrushev reached consensus on a wide range of issues, including maintaining the momentum of high-level interactions.
They agreed that China will fully support Russia's efforts to hold the BRICS and SCO summits in Ufa, the capital of Russia's Republic of Bashkortostan, in July. And both sides will prepare for the upcoming visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to China to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of China' s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti- Facists War.
Both sides agreed to support each other's efforts to safeguard sovereignty, territorial integrity and security and support each other's development and opposed to foreign interference in each other's domestic affairs.
China and Russia vowed to boost military cooperation, calling for the security idea featuring collective and comprehensive principles as well as cooperation and sustainability.
The two sides opposed protecting one's own security at the expense of the others' interest, or unilaterally develop and deploy anti-missile systems to harm global stability and peace.
Beijing and Moscow will constructively cooperate with each other in the Asia-Pacific region in a bid to jointly uphold regional peace, stability and prosperity.
With regard to hot-spot regional and global issues, Yang and Patrushev agreed to facilitate the resumption of six-party talks and advance the denuclearization process on the Korean Peninsula.
Moreover, they promised to make more efforts to help rebuild peace in Afghanistan, to help clinch comprehensive deals over Iran 's nuclear issue and safeguard peace and stability in the Middle East, as well as to find political solutions to the Ukraine crisis.
Yang said that Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the Victory Day celebration in Moscow on May 9 and paid a successful visit to Russia at the invitation of President Putin.
China and Russia, the two main battlefields in Asia and Europe during World War II (WWII), have jointly called for upholding the results of WWII as well as the international equity and justice, and proposed to establish a new type of international relations centering around win-win cooperation, which is of practical significance and will bear profound historic influence, Yang added.
Leaders of both countries, Yang said, have set the direction of the development of China-Russia relations in the next stage and made clear major areas of cooperation. They agreed to further support each other's core interest and to link China's Silk Road Economic Belt initiative with the development of the Eurasian Economic Union, he added.
According to Yang, both leaders also called for efforts to consolidate the traditional friendship between the peoples of the two countries, and to closely coordinate with each other in dealing with global and regional issues, which has injected fresh impetus into the China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
For his part, Patrushev said Russia-China relations, led by leaders of both sides, are at their best in history, adding that the two sides have worked closely within the mechanisms of BRICS ( Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), coordinated well on important regional and global issues, and jointly opposed any attempts to tamper the results of WWII.
Yang arrived in Moscow on Monday for a two-day visit.