Kremlin: Russia and China Have No Ambition of World Domination
09:42 GMT 18.09.2022 (Updated: 10:54 GMT 05.03.2023)
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Cooperation agreements between Russia and China are not aimed at world domination, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview aired Sunday.
"Russia and China are not seeking to rule the whole world when they implement their bilateral agreements. We know that other countries have such a tendency," he was broadcast as saying by Rossiya 1 television channel.
The Kremlin official called the United States a destabilizing force and the "source" of provocative actions.
He added that the US sanctions on Russia and the threat of secondary sanctions on China have had a limited effect on the ties between Moscow and Beijing but the outlook for them is positive, the Kremlin spokesperson said.
"There are of course many complications. Sanctions and the threat of secondary sanctions have had a impact. But their influence is rather limited because the general trend remains positive", Peskov noted.
© Sputnik / Alexei Druzhinin / Go to the mediabankRussian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China.
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Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a speech at the Eastern Economic Forum stressing that US dominance in politics and economics is waning, while non-western countries become more powerful. He noted that this process occurs despite the "stubbornness" of western elites, who are not willing to "see and recognize objective reality".