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China, Russia sign five-point joint statement
Updated: 2009-06-18 10:59

International Cooperation

The two heads of state agreed that the basic principles of international law should be cemented and the core functions of the United Nations be reinforced.

Both China and Russia support the Group of Eight countries in enhancing their dialogue and cooperation with major developing economies, and in promoting the establishment of an equal, mutually beneficial and win-win partnership with the developing nations.

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Meanwhile, the two leaders said the international community should encourage participation by the developing countries while dealing with global issues.

They listed such issues as the fight against the global financial crisis, safeguarding the global security, the fight against terrorism and cross-border crime, ensuring food and energy security, poverty relief, improving education and the public health system, as well as the response to the global climate change.

The SCO summit at Yekaterinburg has showcased that the group has played an effective role in consolidating global and regional stability.

Both sides support the SCO in carrying out active dialogues with other nations concerned, international organizations and forums on safeguarding world peace and security and launching comprehensive economic and humanities cooperation.

Hu and Medvedev said that under the leadership of the United Nations and with the active participation by the SCO, the two countries should reinforce regional cooperation on fighting against terrorism, drug trafficking and cross-border organized crime.

China and Russia are committed to maintain close cooperation within the SCO framework of regional anti-terror institution, consolidate its legal foundation and enrich the content of counter-terrorism collaboration.

Noting that as the two mechanisms to coordinate the settlement of the pressing issues concerning the world development, the two leaders said the BRIC countries and the China-Russia-India tripartizan mechanisms will have a broad future. They expressed the willingness to strengthen cooperation on issues of common concern within the two mechanisms.

The international security is interdependent and embracive, they said. The security of a certain country should not be placed over that of other countries, nor should it be obtained by enlarging military and political alliances or by deploying global and regional anti-missile systems.

China and Russia also reaffirmed their support for the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which they considered as the basis for the international community to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.

The two countries stands for the peaceful use of outer space and oppose space weaponization.

The Chinese and Russian presidents emphasized that all countries should fully implement UN Security Council Resolution 1540, work together to commit themselves to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their carriers and relevant materials, especially to prevent weapons materials from reaching the hands of terrorists or terror groups.

It is of great significance to work together to fight all forms of terrorism, and to reinforce international and regional security through bilateral and multilateral channels.

China and Russia will tap the potentials of business circles, media and non-governmental organizations, and push forward dialogues between different civilizations, religions and cultures.

The two sides both stressed that they should enhance cooperation in fighting against money laundering and terrorist financing at bilateral and multilateral levels.