|Wang Yi Meets with Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Ivanovich Denisov|
On September 2, 2022, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with the outgoing Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Ivanovich Denisov.
Wang Yi spoke highly of Denisov's excellent work in China. Wang Yi said, you are a good friend, an old friend, and a true friend of the Chinese people, and in the past 10 years, as a diplomatic envoy to China, you have done a lot of effective work to promote cooperation between China and Russia in various fields and enhance friendship and mutual trust between the people of the two countries, and have made important contributions to safeguard the legitimate and lawful rights and interests of the two sides and uphold international fairness and justice. Under the strategic guidance of President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin, China-Russia comprehensive strategic coordination has continuously moved forward, and the public support and the social foundation of bilateral relations have been further cemented. Mr. Ambassador has done a lot for it. The Chinese side highly appreciates that. We expect that you will continue to make new contributions to the development of China-Russia relations.
Wang Yi said that against the backdrop of profound adjustment and evolution of international relations, the Chinese side and the Russian side have been more keenly aware of the important achievements in good neighborliness and friendship, and mutual benefit and win-win outcomes between the two countries, more understood the precious experience of non-alliance, non-confrontation and non-targeting of any third party between the two sides, and more recognized the great significance of China and Russia to strengthen cooperation shoulder to shoulder and support each other back to back as two major countries. China-Russia relations have withstood the test of the international landscape and have always remained vital and dynamic, and we have every confidence in the future of China-Russia relations. We believe that under the joint guidance of the two heads of state, China-Russia relations will continue to enjoy high-level development, to provide a strong guarantee for safeguarding each other's core interests of the two countries, and make new contributions to the two countries in achieving their own development and revitalization.
Denisov wishes the convening of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China a success. He said that he worked in China for 20 years altogether, witnessed tremendous achievements that China made in every aspect, and believes that China will make new and greater achievements in the future. Over the past 10 years, Russia-China relations have achieved fruitful results, and under the personal guidance of the two heads of state, Russia-China relations have entered a new era. The Russian side will continue to work with the Chinese side to render each other staunch support on issues concerning each other's core interests, carry out back-to-back strategic coordination, strengthen strategic coordination in international affairs, and push bilateral relations to a higher level.
Both sides also had an exchange of views on issues of common concern, and agreed that the United States and other Western countries have interfered in other countries' internal affairs and made smear campaigns in the name of human rights and democracy at every turn, but their tricks have been seen through by more countries and people and will surely end in bankruptcy.