China is ready to foster relations with Russia and India given the complex changes currently underway in the international arena, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Mao Ning, said on Monday.
The remarks came in response to Russia’s new Foreign Policy Concept approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday last, which said strengthening and deepening relations with China and India is a diplomatic priority for Russia.
China said that Beijing, Moscow and New Delhi are merging “major powers” with “notable influence”, and China is ready to boost ties with them and send a “positive signal” to the world, given the complex changes currently underway in the international arena.
Mao Ning told a media briefing about China’s position on New Russia’s Foreign Policy Doctrine, “China, Russia, and India are all major emerging major countries with notable influence”.
She added, “As the international and regional landscape is facing profound and complex changes, we are ready to strengthen communication with the international community, including Russia and India and send a positive signal to the world about defending true multilateralism and jointly responding to global challenges.”
She also said about the special strategic relationship between Beijing and Moscow.
“China and Russia are dedicated to growing a new type of major-country relations featuring mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation. The bilateral relationship does not target and is not affected by any third party,” she said.
“President Xi Jinping paid a successful state visit to Russia last month. The two heads of state drew a blueprint for the future course of China-Russia relations. The two sides are comprehensively following through on the important common understandings between the two leaders,” she said.
“We are fully confident about the future of China-Russia relations,” she added.
On the other hand, India and Russia’s relationship remained solid even after Moscow invaded Ukraine.
Despite growing unease over it in many Western nations, India’s import of Russian crude oil has increased dramatically in recent months.
However, the relations between India and China are tense due to the geopolitical contests and border issues in the Line of Actual Control.
India repeatedly said that China is violating the border management and agreement signed between the two sides.
The diplomatic ties between China and India worsened after the Galwan Valley conflict on June 2020, in which 20 Indian soldiers died, and several others were injured.
Meanwhile, China, India and Russia are the three emerging powers with influential emerging markets, particularly India and China, amid a rapid change taking place at the regional and global levels.
The recent Remarks by Beijing show that China is prepared to communicate that it is crucial to defend genuine multipolarity world order and work together to address global challenges.