Islamabad, Mar 28: Pakistani officials and experts have termed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Russia significant and looked forward to deeper cooperation and improved bilateral ties between the two countries as well as their greater contributions to world development.
In an interview with Gwadar Pro, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed called Xi’s visit to Moscow an assertion of China’s more assertive, proactive and confident role in global affairs, following up on China’s historic, successful mediation between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which has totally rattled and shaken the West.
Political economist and CEO Asian Institute of Eco-civilisation Research and Development Shakeel Ahmad Ramay termed the meeting very significant globally as well as bilaterally.
He said, “on bilateral fronts it shows that two great powers can co-exist in peace, as neighbours, and can pursue the dream of sustainable development and peace, without creating any conflict.”
“On the global front, the meeting indicates that the world is no longer unipolar. The world has become multipolar, and the process has accelerated over the last few years.
Thus, major powers need to accept and work to devise a formula for peaceful co-existence, which must respect diversity, integrity, and sovereignty and honour each and every country. Cooperation can help us achieve that,” Ramay added.
During the three-day visit to Russia, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin had sincere, friendly and fruitful talks on bilateral ties and major regional and international issues of mutual interest, and reached new, important common understandings in many fields.
The two presidents also signed and issued two joint statements, making plans and arrangements for the growth of bilateral relations and wide-ranging cooperation between the two countries.