Putin: Russia's ties with China are free from external influence

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow and Beijing have strong ties, which are free from external influence, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

During a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the BRICS Summit, Putin said that "the ties between Russia and China are strong and stable, they are not influenced from outside and have a very good potential for development."

According to Putin, Russia and China have a relationship based on friendship, mutual respect, and coordination on global issues. "This is a comprehensive strategic partnership in the full sense," he added.

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