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China-Russia Joint Statement on Deepening Coordination

On September 27, 2010, China’s President Hu Jintao and Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev signed a joint statement to "deepen their strategic coordination partnership.” Both sides agreed that mutual support on core interests of state sovereignty and territory claims is an important component of China-Russian strategic cooperation.

Russia reaffirmed its support for China’s positions on Taiwan, Tibet and East Turkistan, while China affirmed its support for Russia’s effort to stabilize the Caucasus and Commonwealth of Independent States. They also agreed to jointly work on anti-terrorism issues more frequently and hold regular working sessions. The joint statement was affirmed in a statement of the importance and efficiency of the Chinese-Russia energy negotiation mechanism. Both sides agreed “to hold the same position on maintaining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization region, as well as peace and stability in Central Asia.”

Source: Xinhua, September 28, 2010