China’s President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin bid each other farewell following talks in Moscow.
Leaving a state reception at the Kremlin, Chinese President Xi Jinping was heard telling Russia’s president of ‘changes not seen for 100 years’.
President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin were filmed saying warm goodbyes as their two-day meeting ended with China’s leader saying they were driving geopolitical change around the world.
The two leaders called for “responsible dialogue” to resolve the Ukraine crisis, with Xi acknowledging Beijing and Moscow had signed an agreement bringing their ties into a “new era” of cooperation.
A video of Xi’s departure on Wednesday was filmed with translators speaking for both men.
“Right now there are changes – the likes of which we haven’t seen for 100 years – and we are the ones driving these changes together,” Xi told Putin as he stood at the door of the Kremlin to bid him farewell.
The Russian president responded: “I agree.”
Xi then put out his hand to shake Putin’s and said: “Take care please, dear friend.” Putin responded by holding Xi’s hand with both of his and saying, “Have a safe trip.”
The talks were intended to cement the “no limits” partnership the two leaders announced last February, less than three weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine.
Putin said a Chinese proposal to end the conflict could be used as the basis of a peace settlement, but the West and Kyiv were not yet ready.
The United States has been dismissive of China’s peace plan and said a ceasefire would lock in Russian territorial gains and give Putin’s army more time to regroup.
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin stress that “responsible dialogue” is the best way to resolve the Ukraine crisis as Moscow reaffirms its commitment to peace negotiations. The Chinese leader says Beijing has an “impartial position” on the conflict in Ukraine and supports peace as Putin says China’s peace proposals could be used as the basis for talks.
Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? However, the warmonger does not want peace between Russia and Ukraine. Even though China has been successful recently in bringing exactly that, peace, between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
The big question is will the West kowtow to the US as they have been doing or will some start jumping ship seeing that in fact the world is changing and people are fed up with America’s wars and dictates. They want a world free of that crap. BRICS and many others in the international community feel the same. So yes, Xi is right, “Right now there are changes – the likes of which we haven’t seen for 100 years….”
Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.