After holding their first meeting in the framework of the State visit of the Chinese president to Russia, both leaders made a statement about the situation in the South American country.
Russia and China oppose a military intervention in Venezuela and advocate a peaceful solution to the situation in the South American country, according to the final declaration of the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.
The two countries intend to “closely monitor the situation in Venezuela, call on all parties to comply with the UN Charter, the norms of international law and intergovernmental relations, adhere to the principle of non-interference in internal matters of other states, promote the peaceful resolution of problems in this country through an inclusive political dialogue and oppose military intervention in Venezuela,” the document says.
In addition, it is added that the two countries intend to cooperate on issues related to Latin America, pay attention to the strengthening of mutual contacts and cooperation in the development of bilateral relations with the Latin American and Caribbean States and continue to promote stability and prosperity in the region.
Putin, for his part, said that during his meeting with Xi, held in Moscow, the need to stabilize the situation in Venezuela was underlined.
“Russia and China are working for a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Syria and advocate stabilizing the situation in Venezuela,” Putin said at the end of the meeting.
The Chinese president is in Russia on a state visit from June 5 to 7 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
Among other issues, both heads of states expressed their intention to develop a mechanism of payments in national currencies.
Putin added that “an intergovernmental agreement has just been signed, aimed at further expanding the use of rubles and yuan in bilateral trade, as well as guaranteeing uninterrupted banking services for transactions in conditions of instability in global markets.”
Both leaders called on the nuclear powers to stop the development of anti-missile systems and reduce the importance of nuclear weapons in their national security policy.
“The nuclear powers must renounce the cold-war mentality and the zero-sum games, put an end to the unlimited development of the missile shield, diminish the role of nuclear weapons in the national security policy,” says the joint declaration of the two leaders.
In other issues, Moscow and Beijing “advocate the preservation of dialogue between North Korea and the United States, support the steps they take towards each other, contribute to the progressive development of their negotiation process.”
Translated by JRE/EF