|Wang Yi: The China-Russia Relationship Has Not Reached Its Full Potential; We Can Do Still Better|
On December 23, 2019, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave an exclusive year-end interview to People's Daily and China Media Group.
Wang Yi said, this year marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Russia. The relationship has broken new ground in a number of areas: there has been a new characterization of our bilateral relations; practical cooperation has made new breakthroughs; friendly exchanges have made new progress; and strategic coordination has reached a new level. In the world today, the China-Russia relationship is the closest, strongest, most mature and most stable one between two major countries. It sets a high standard and a prime example for harmonious co-existence and win-win cooperation between countries. The China-Russia relationship has not reached its full potential; we can do still better. There is no limit to our cooperation; we must always strive to expand it. I am confident that under the guidance of our Presidents, China-Russia relations will continue to make history and scale new heights. They will bring more benefits to our two countries and peoples and play a vital role in international peace and stability.