Executive Intelligence Review


China’s Yang Jiechi in Russia: Sino-Russian Relations Are the ‘Best in History’

Aug. 15, 2018 (EIRNS)—Yang Jiechi, a member of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Central Committee, and China’s top foreign policy expert, is in Sochi today to co-host the 14th round of the China-Russia strategic security consultation with Nikolai Patrushev, the Secretary of Russia’s Security Council. Yang Jiechi also met today with President Vladimir Putin, who said he looks forward to meeting with President Xi Jinping in September at the Vladivostok Eastern Economic Forum.

The strategic security consultation began yesterday and will conclude on Aug. 17.

In remarks reported by CGTN and Xinhua, Yang emphasized that the Sino-Russian relationship is the “best in history,” stressing that Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping have already met twice this year, reaching important consensus, and they continue to coordinate on important issues.

“The two sides should first implement the consensus of the two leaders, and then continue to consolidate and enrich the content of the Sino-Russian comprehensive strategic partnership, promote deeper cooperation between the two sides in various fields, and make the development of Sino-Russian relations better benefit the two peoples,”

he said.

According to Xinhua, discussion focused on the Korean Peninsula, Southwest Asia, and the Iran nuclear deal.