China to always be friends with Russia says Xi


China will always be a good neighbor, friend and partner of mutual trust with Russia, the state television quoted China president Xi Jinping as saying, as he mets Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Jinping told Putin that China-Russia relations today have not come easily and should be cherished and cared for by both sides. 

During the meeting, between the two leaders in Beijing, Putin told Jinping Moscow and Beijing have accumulated a "solid baggage" of practical cooperation. 

The Russia-China cooperation is not directed against any other power and is a stabilising factor for the world, Putin said. 

"It is of crucial significance that relations between Russia and China are not opportunistic and are not directed against anyone. Our cooperation in world affairs today acts as one of the main stabilising factors in the international arena," RIA Novosti news agency cited Putin as saying.

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