from The BRICS Post:
Even as the G7 leaders tried to isolate Russian President Vladimir Putin, including keeping Moscow out of a Brussels summit over Russia’s role in Ukraine, a Kremlin envoy met Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss upgrading security ties.
Xi met Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia’s Security Council, in Beijing on Friday and said the two allies have agreed to enhance “strategic communication and coordination and deepen cooperation in a range of fields including diplomacy, the economy, defense and counter-terrorism”, state media reports said.
“There is a growing need to accelerate the implementation of the initiative of Russian President [Vladimir Putin] to establish a universal center to counter modern challenges and threats to security on the basis of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Regional Counterterrorist Structure. We are grateful to China for its support of our efforts in this direction,” Patrushev said.
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