2022: Xi, Putin Statements on June 15, 2022 Conversation

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping seem to have publicly announced conversations about once every three months.

From the Russian Presidential website:

Telephone conversation with President of China Xi Jinping

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping during which the two leaders had an in-depth exchange of views on a wide range of issues on the bilateral and international agendas.

June 15, 2022


The presidents stated that Russian-Chinese relations were at an all-time high and are constantly improving. They reaffirmed their commitment to consistently deepen the comprehensive partnership and strategic interaction in all areas.

The current state of and prospects for trade and economic cooperation, the volume of which is expected to reach record high levels in 2022, were reviewed in detail. It was agreed to expand cooperation in energy, finance, the manufacturing industry, transport and other areas, taking into account the global economic situation that has become more complicated due to the illegitimate sanctions policy pursued by the West. The further development of military and defence ties was touched upon as well.

During the discussion of the situation in the international arena, it was emphasised that Russia and China, as before, have overlapping or very close positions, consistently uphold the fundamental principles of international law, seek to build a truly multipolar and fair system of international relations. The parties confirmed their mutual commitment to improve coordination and mutual support in various multilateral formats, including at the UN. The importance of cooperation within the  Shanghai Cooperation Organization SCO and BRICS was underscored, in particular, in the context of the upcoming BRICS summit to be hosted by the Chinese presidency on June 23–24.

Vladimir Putin laid out his principled assessment of the situation in Ukraine and the tasks being tackled during the special military operation. The President of China noted the legitimacy of Russia’s actions to protect fundamental national interests in the face of challenges to its security created by external forces.

It was agreed to continue bilateral contacts both at the heads of state level and through various ministries and agencies.

PRC statement from the official press agency Xinhua

Xi Jinping Telephone Conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin

June 15, 2022    From: Xinhua Net


2022-06-15 18:59:37 来源: 新华网

State Council Chairman Xi Jinping spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the afternoon of June 15. 

Xi pointed out that this year, in the face of global turbulence and changes, China-Russia relations have maintained a good momentum of development. Economic and trade cooperation between the two countries is steadily advancing, and the Heihe-Blagoveshchensk road bridge was opened to traffic, opening a new channel of interconnection between the two countries. China is ready to work with the Russian side to promote bilateral practical cooperation. China is willing to continue mutual support with the Russian side on issues of core interests and major concerns such as sovereignty and security, close strategic cooperation between the two countries, strengthen communication and coordination in the United Nations, BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other important international and regional organizations, promote solidarity and cooperation among emerging market countries and developing countries, and promote the international order and global governance to develop in a more just and reasonable direction.

Putin said that under the strong leadership of President Xi Jinping, China has achieved excellent development results, and Russia expresses its sincere congratulations. Russia and China have been steadily developing practical cooperation since this year. Russia supports China’s global security initiatives and opposes any interference in China’s internal affairs on the pretext of the so-called Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan issues, and is ready to strengthen multilateral cooperation with China and make constructive efforts to promote multipolarity in the world and build a more just and rational international order.

The two heads of state exchanged views on Ukraine. Xi stressed that China has always made independent judgments based on the historical merits of the Ukrainian issue, and has actively promoted world peace and stability in the global economic order. All parties should promote an appropriate solution to the crisis in Ukraine in a responsible manner. China is ready to continue to play its due role in this regard.


新华社北京6月15日电 国家主席习近平6月15日下午同俄罗斯总统普京通电话。




About 高大伟 David Cowhig

After retirement translated, with wife Jessie, Liao Yiwu's 2019 "Bullets and Opium", and have been studying things 格物致知. Worked 25 years as a US State Department Foreign Service Officer including ten years at US Embassy Beijing and US Consulate General Chengdu and four years as a China Analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Before State I translated Japanese and Chinese scientific and technical books and articles into English freelance for six years. Before that I taught English at Tunghai University in Taiwan for three years. And before that I worked two summers on Norwegian farms, milking cows and feeding chickens.
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