Xi Jinping Attends Sixth China-Russia-Mongolia Heads of State Meeting

On the afternoon of September 15, 2022 local time, President Xi Jinping held the sixth China-Russia-Mongolia heads of state meeting with his Russian counterparts Vladimir Putin and Mongolian Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh at the Forumlar Majmuasi complex in Samarkand.

Xi Jinping pointed out that the China-Russia-Mongolia trilateral cooperation has strong endogenous strengths and development resilience. Despite the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, the tripartite cooperation has never stopped and the achievements reached to be triggered. Xi Jinping said, “We have jointly fought against the Covid-19 epidemic, seeing each other anti-Covid-19 materials despite geographical distance, wholeheartedly sharing anti-Covid-19 experience. 19 and together we have protected the lives and health of the people of the three countries. The three parties conducted “remote exchanges” to maintain the frequency of communication, and the bonds of communion of spirit between the three peoples became more solid. In addition, the three sides carried out joint cooperation on the prevention and control of border regions, and promoted the stability and smoothness of economic and trade exchanges. The construction of the Asian road network for cross-border transport dependent on the three countries has recorded notable results.

Xi Jinping offered four suggestions for promoting China-Russia-Mongolia cooperation. The first is to grasp the correct direction of trilateral cooperation, deepen political mutual trust, strengthen mutual support, respect each other’s core interests, take care of each other’s major concerns, and strengthen coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs.

The second is to improve cooperation within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and jointly build a cooperation platform against risks and challenges and a growth platform to unlock development potential.

The third is to implement the consensus reached on the construction of the China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor, continuously deepen cooperation in adjacent areas in areas such as economy, trade, culture and tourism, and to continue building a quality exchange platform for the industrial and commercial communities of the three countries.

The fourth is to further develop the results of trilateral cooperation and support the expansion of local currency settlements in mutual trade. China further invites Russian and Mongolian financial institutions to join the cross-border RMB payment system, with a view to preventing barriers to regional financial security.

Vladimir Putin said that the trilateral cooperation between Russia, China and Mongolia has borne fruit and is obviously mutually beneficial, which has brought added values ​​to the development of the three countries’ relations. As neighbors, the three countries should understand and support each other, and promote and promote all-round trilateral cooperation. It is necessary to support and encourage the entrepreneurs of the three countries to intensify exchanges and cooperation in order to further advance the substantive aspects of cooperation in areas such as transport, logistics, cross-border transport, energy, high technologies, tourism and culture.

Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh stressed that the development of good-neighborly cooperation with China and Russia is the primary direction of Mongolian diplomacy. In the current complex international situation, it is particularly important to strengthen trilateral cooperation between Mongolia, China and Russia. Mongolia is willing to strengthen communication with China and Russia to promote bilateral and trilateral cooperation in areas such as trade, investment, environment, energy, railways and tourism and in get positive results.

The three parties all confirmed the five-year extension of the “China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor Construction Program”, undertook the competence study on the modernization and development of the central railway of the China -Mongolia Economic Corridor Mongolia-Russia, and agreed to promote the China-Russia gas pipeline installation project passing through Mongolia.

Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi and He Lifeng attended the meeting.

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