Cooperation between Russia and China has contributed to the creation of a “more fair and democratic world order”, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a made-for-TV documentary, titled “Russia and China: The Heart of Eurasia,” which was aired on Russia’s Rossiya-1 TV Channel on Friday night.
Relations between Russia and China have reached unprecedented heights, Putin said on Friday, after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and ahead of the release of the documentary.
“Our interstate interests coincide on the majority of positions, and this is exactly what forms the basis of our relations today. In the sphere of international relations, we coordinate our work at the United Nations Security Council level and within the framework of the United Nations. And this coordination is a very important part of the creation of a fairer, more democratic world order today,” Putin said during an interview in the film by Alexei Denisov.
Putin noted that Moscow and Beijing are partners in a number of international organizations, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRICs. “And I suppose that these organizations have a very good, very serious future. Because it unites countries that work on the basis of equality of rights and the respect for each other’s interests.”
The new documentary explores the history of the two countries, tracking the course of how their relations have evolved since the 17th century, fluctuating from complete isolation to friendship.