Today, the world is
going through momentous changes, and humanity is entering a new
era of rapid development and profound transformation.
It sees the
development of such processes and phenomena as multipolarity,
economic globalization, the advent of information society,
cultural diversity, transformation of the global governance
architecture and world order.
There is increasing
interrelation and interdependence between the States:
a trend has
emerged towards redistribution of power in the world and the
international community is showing a growing demand for the
leadership aiming at peaceful and gradual development.
At the same time, as
the 'pandemic' of the new Coronavirus infection continues, the
international and regional security situation is complicating
and the number of global challenges and threats is growing from
day to day.
representing but the minority on the international scale
continue to advocate unilateral approaches to addressing
international issues and resort to force.
They interfere in the
internal affairs of other states, infringing their legitimate
rights and interests, and incite contradictions, differences and
confrontation, thus hampering the development and progress of
mankind, against the opposition from the international
The sides call on all States to pursue well-being for all and,
with these ends,
dialogue and mutual trust
universal human values as peace, development, equality,
justice, democracy and freedom
rights of peoples to independently determine the
development paths of their countries and the sovereignty
and the security and development interests of States
the United Nations-driven international architecture and
the international law-based world order
multipolarity with the United Nations and its Security
Council playing a central and coordinating role
democratic international relations
stability and sustainable development across the world
The sides share the understanding that democracy is a universal
human value, rather than a privilege of a limited number of
States, and that its promotion and protection is a common
responsibility of the entire world community.
The sides believe that democracy is a means of citizens'
participation in the government of their country with the view
to improving the well-being of population and implementing the
principle of popular government.
exercised in all spheres of public life as part of a nation-wide
process and reflects the interests of all the people, its will,
guarantees its rights, meets its needs and protects its
There is no
one-size-fits-all template to guide countries in establishing
A nation can choose
such forms and methods of implementing democracy that would best
suit its particular state, based on its social and political
system, its historical background, traditions and unique
It is only up to the
people of the country to decide whether their State is a
The sides note that Russia and China as world powers with rich
cultural and historical heritage have long-standing traditions
of democracy, which rely on thousand-years of experience of
development, broad popular support and consideration of the
needs and interests of citizens.
Russia and China
guarantee their people the right to take part through various
means and in various forms in the administration of the State
and public life in accordance with the law.
The people of both
countries are certain of the way they have chosen and respect
the democratic systems and traditions of other States.
The sides note that democratic principles are implemented at the
global level, as well as in administration of State.
attempts to impose their own "democratic standards" on other
countries, to monopolize the right to assess the level of
compliance with democratic criteria, to draw dividing lines
based on the grounds of ideology, including by establishing
exclusive blocs and alliances of convenience, prove to be
nothing but flouting of democracy and go against the spirit and
true values of democracy.
Such attempts at
hegemony pose serious threats to global and regional peace and
stability and undermine the stability of the world order.
The sides believe that the advocacy of democracy and human
rights must not be used to put pressure on other countries.
They oppose the abuse
of democratic values and interference in the internal affairs of
sovereign states under the pretext of protecting democracy and
human rights, and any attempts to incite divisions and
confrontation in the world.
The sides call on the
international community to respect cultural and civilizational
diversity and the rights of peoples of different countries to
self-determination. They stand ready to work together with all
the interested partners to promote genuine democracy.
The sides note that the Charter of the United Nations and the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights set noble goals in the
area of universal human rights, set forth fundamental
principles, which all the States must comply with and observe in
At the same time, as
every nation has its own unique national features, history,
culture, social system and level of social and economic
development, universal nature of human rights should be seen
through the prism of the real situation in every particular
country, and human rights should be protected in accordance with
the specific situation in each country and the needs of its
protection of human rights is a shared responsibility of the
The states should
equally prioritize all categories of human rights and promote
them in a systemic manner. The international human rights
cooperation should be carried out as a dialogue between the
equals involving all countries.
All States must have
equal access to the right to development.
cooperation on human rights matters should be based on the
principle of equality of all countries and mutual respect for
the sake of strengthening the international human rights
The sides believe that peace, development and cooperation lie at
the core of the modern international system.
Development is a key
driver in ensuring the prosperity of the nations.
'pandemic' of the new Coronavirus infection poses a serious
challenge to the fulfillment of the UN
2030 Agenda for Sustainable
It is vital to
enhance partnership relations for the sake of global development
and make sure that the new stage of global development is
defined by balance, harmony and inclusiveness.
The sides are seeking to advance their work to link the
development plans for the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt
and Road Initiative with a view to intensifying practical
cooperation between the EAEU and China in various areas and
promoting greater interconnectedness between the Asia Pacific
and Eurasian regions.
The sides reaffirm
their focus on building the Greater Eurasian Partnership in
parallel and in coordination with the Belt and Road construction
to foster the development of regional associations as well as
bilateral and multilateral integration processes for the benefit
of the peoples on the Eurasian continent.
The sides agreed to continue consistently intensifying practical
cooperation for the sustainable development of the Arctic.
The sides will strengthen cooperation within multilateral
mechanisms, including the United Nations, and encourage the
international community to prioritize development issues in the
global macro-policy coordination.
They call on the
developed countries to implement in good faith their formal
commitments on development assistance, provide more resources to
developing countries, address the uneven development of States,
work to offset such imbalances within States, and advance global
and international development cooperation.
The Russian side
confirms its readiness to continue working on the China-proposed
Global Development Initiative, including participation in the
activities of the Group of Friends of the Global Development
Initiative under the UN auspices.
In order to
accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development, the sides call on the international
community to take practical steps in key areas of cooperation
such as poverty reduction, food security, vaccines and epidemics
control, financing for development, climate change, sustainable
development, including green development, industrialization,
digital economy, and infrastructure connectivity.
The sides call on the international community to create open,
equal, fair and non-discriminatory conditions for scientific and
technological development, to step up practical implementation
of scientific and technological advances in order to identify
new drivers of economic growth.
The sides call upon all countries to strengthen cooperation in
sustainable transport, actively build contacts and share
knowledge in the construction of transport facilities, including
smart transport and sustainable transport, development and use
of Arctic routes, as well as to develop other areas to support
global post-epidemic recovery.
The sides are taking serious action and making an important
contribution to the fight against climate change. Jointly
celebrating the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN
Framework Convention on Climate Change, they reaffirm their
commitment to this Convention as well as to the goals,
principles and provisions of the Paris Agreement, including the
principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.
The sides work
together to ensure the full and effective implementation of the
Paris Agreement, remain committed to fulfilling the obligations
they have undertaken and expect that developed countries will
actually ensure the annual provision of $100 billion of climate
finance to developing states.
The sides oppose
setting up new barriers in international trade under the pretext
The sides strongly support the development of international
cooperation and exchanges in the field of biological diversity,
actively participating in the relevant global governance
process, and intend to jointly promote the harmonious
development of humankind and nature as well as green
transformation to ensure sustainable global development.
The Heads of State positively assess the effective interaction
between Russia and China in the bilateral and multilateral
formats focusing on the fight against the
COVID-19 'pandemic', protection
of life and health of the population of the two countries and
the peoples of the world.
They will further
increase cooperation in the development and manufacture of
vaccines against the new Coronavirus infection, as well as
medical drugs for its treatment, and enhance collaboration in
public health and modern medicine.
The sides plan to
strengthen coordination on epidemiological measures to ensure
strong protection of health, safety and order in contacts
between citizens of the two countries.
The sides have
commended the work of the competent authorities and regions of
the two countries on implementing quarantine measures in the
border areas and ensuring the stable operation of the border
crossing points, and intend to consider establishing a joint
mechanism for epidemic control and prevention in the border
areas to jointly plan anti-epidemic measures to be taken at the
border checkpoints, share information, build infrastructure and
improve the efficiency of customs clearance of goods.
The sides emphasize that ascertaining the origin of the new
Coronavirus infection is a matter of science.
Research on this
topic must be based on global knowledge, and that requires
cooperation among scientists from all over the world. The sides
oppose politicization of this issue.
The Russian side
welcomes the work carried out jointly by China and WHO to
identify the source of the new Coronavirus infection and
supports the China-WHO joint report on the matter.
The sides call on the
global community to jointly promote a serious scientific
approach to the study of the Coronavirus origin.
The Russian side supports a successful hosting by the Chinese
side of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing in
The sides highly appreciate the level of bilateral cooperation
in sports and the Olympic movement and express their readiness
to contribute to its further progressive development.
The sides are gravely concerned about serious international
security challenges and believe that the fates of all nations
No State can or
should ensure its own security separately from the security of
the rest of the world and at the expense of the security of
community should actively engage in global governance to ensure
universal, comprehensive, indivisible and lasting security.
The sides reaffirm their strong mutual support for the
protection of their core interests, state sovereignty and
territorial integrity, and oppose interference by external
forces in their internal affairs.
The Russian side reaffirms its support for the One-China
principle, confirms that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China,
and opposes any forms of independence of Taiwan.
Russia and China stand against attempts by external forces to
undermine security and stability in their common adjacent
regions, intend to counter interference by outside forces in the
internal affairs of sovereign countries under any pretext,
oppose color revolutions, and will increase cooperation in the
The sides condemn terrorism in all its manifestations, promote
the idea of creating a single global anti-terrorism front, with
the United Nations playing a central role, advocate stronger
political coordination and constructive engagement in
multilateral counterterrorism efforts.
The sides oppose
politicization of the issues of combating terrorism and their
use as instruments of policy of double standards, condemn the
practice of interference in the internal affairs of other States
for geopolitical purposes through the use of terrorist and
extremist groups as well as under the guise of combating
international terrorism and extremism.
The sides believe that certain States, military and political
alliances and coalitions seek to obtain, directly or indirectly,
unilateral military advantages to the detriment of the security
of others, including by employing unfair competition practices,
intensify geopolitical rivalry, fuel antagonism and
confrontation, and seriously undermine the international
security order and global strategic stability.
The sides oppose
further enlargement of NATO and call on the North Atlantic
Alliance to abandon its ideologized cold war approaches, to
respect the sovereignty, security and interests of other
countries, the diversity of their civilizational, cultural and
historical backgrounds, and to exercise a fair and objective
attitude towards the peaceful development of other States.
The sides stand
against the formation of closed bloc structures and opposing
camps in the Asia-Pacific region and remain highly vigilant
about the negative impact of the United States' Indo-Pacific
strategy on peace and stability in the region.
Russia and China have
made consistent efforts to build an equitable, open and
inclusive security system in the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) that
is not directed against third countries and that promotes peace,
stability and prosperity.
The sides welcome the Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five
Nuclear-Weapons States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding
Arms Races and believe that all nuclear-weapons States should
abandon the cold war mentality and zero-sum games, reduce the
role of nuclear weapons in their national security policies,
withdraw nuclear weapons deployed abroad, eliminate the
unrestricted development of global anti-ballistic missile
defense (ABM) system, and take effective steps to reduce the
risks of nuclear wars and any armed conflicts between countries
with military nuclear capabilities.
The sides reaffirm that the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of
Nuclear Weapons is the cornerstone of the international
disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation system, an important
part of the post-war international security system, and plays an
indispensable role in world peace and development.
community should promote the balanced implementation of the
three pillars of the Treaty and work together to protect the
credibility, effectiveness and the universal nature of the
The sides are seriously concerned about the trilateral security
partnership between Australia, the United States, and the United
Kingdom (AUKUS), which provides for deeper cooperation between
its members in areas involving strategic stability, in
particular their decision to initiate cooperation in the field
of nuclear-powered submarines.
Russia and China
believe that such actions are contrary to the objectives of
security and sustainable development of the Asia-Pacific region,
increase the danger of an arms race in the region, and pose
serious risks of nuclear proliferation.
The sides strongly
condemn such moves and call on AUKUS participants to fulfil
their nuclear and missile non-proliferation commitments in good
faith and to work together to safeguard peace, stability, and
development in the region.
Japan's plans to release nuclear contaminated water from the
destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean and the
potential environmental impact of such actions are of deep
concern to the sides.
The sides emphasize
that the disposal of nuclear contaminated water should be
handled with responsibility and carried out in a proper manner
based on arrangements between the Japanese side and neighboring
States, other interested parties, and relevant international
agencies while ensuring transparency, scientific reasoning, and
in accordance with international law.
The sides believe that the U.S. withdrawal from the Treaty on
the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range
Missiles, the acceleration of research and the development of
intermediate-range and shorter-range ground-based missiles and
the desire to deploy them in the Asia-Pacific and European
regions, as well as their transfer to the allies, entail an
increase in tension and distrust, increase risks to
international and regional security, lead to the weakening of
international non-proliferation and arms control system,
undermining global strategic stability.
The sided call on the
United States to respond positively to the Russian initiative
and abandon its plans to deploy intermediate-range and
shorter-range ground-based missiles in the Asia-Pacific region
The sides will
continue to maintain contacts and strengthen coordination on
The Chinese side is sympathetic to and supports the proposals
put forward by the Russian Federation to create long-term
legally binding security guarantees in Europe.
The sides note that the denunciation by the United States of a
number of important international arms control agreements has an
extremely negative impact on international and regional security
The sides express
concern over the advancement of U.S. plans to develop global
missile defence and deploy its elements in various regions of
the world, combined with capacity building of high-precision
non-nuclear weapons for disarming strikes and other strategic
The sides stress the
importance of the peaceful uses of outer space, strongly support
the central role of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of
Outer Space in promoting international cooperation, maintaining
and developing international space law and regulation in the
field of space activities.
Russia and China will
continue to increase cooperation on such matters of mutual
interest as the long-term sustainability of space activities and
the development and use of space resources.
The sides oppose
attempts by some States to turn outer space into an arena of
armed confrontation and reiterate their intention to make all
necessary efforts to prevent the weaponization of space and an
arms race in outer space.
They will counteract
activities aimed at achieving military superiority in space and
using it for combat operations.
The sides affirm the
need for the early launch of negotiations to conclude a legally
binding multilateral instrument based on the Russian-Chinese
draft treaty on the prevention of placement of weapons in outer
space and the use or threat of force against space objects that
would provide fundamental and reliable guarantees against an
arms race and the weaponization of outer space.
Russia and China emphasize that appropriate transparency and
confidence-building measures, including an international
initiative/political commitment not to be the first to place
weapons in space, can also contribute to the goal of preventing
an arms race in outer space, but such measures should complement
and not substitute the effective legally binding regime
governing space activities.
The sides reaffirm their belief that the Convention on the
Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of
Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their
Destruction (BWC) is an essential pillar of international peace
Russia and China
underscore their determination to preserve the credibility and
effectiveness of the Convention.
The sides affirm the need to fully respect and further
strengthen the BWC, including by institutionalizing it,
strengthening its mechanisms, and adopting a legally binding
Protocol to the Convention with an effective verification
mechanism, as well as through regular consultation and
cooperation in addressing any issues related to the
implementation of the Convention.
The sides emphasize that domestic and foreign bioweapons
activities by the United States and its allies raise serious
concerns and questions for the international community regarding
their compliance with the BWC.
The sides share the
view that such activities pose a serious threat to the national
security of the Russian Federation and China and are detrimental
to the security of the respective regions.
The sides call on the
U.S. and its allies to act in an open, transparent, and
responsible manner by properly reporting on their military
biological activities conducted overseas and on their national
territory, and by supporting the resumption of negotiations on a
legally binding BWC Protocol with an effective verification
The sides, reaffirming their commitment to the goal of a world
free of chemical weapons, call upon all parties to the Chemical
Weapons Convention to work together to uphold its credibility
Russia and China are
deeply concerned about the politicization of the Organization
for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and call on all of its
members to strengthen solidarity and cooperation and protect the
tradition of consensual decision-making.
Russia and China
insist that the United States, as the sole State Party to the
Convention that has not yet completed the process of eliminating
chemical weapons, accelerate the elimination of its stockpiles
of chemical weapons.
The sides emphasize
the importance of balancing the non-proliferation obligations of
states with the interests of legitimate international
cooperation in the use of advanced technology and related
materials and equipment for peaceful purposes.
The sides note the
resolution entitled "Promoting international Cooperation on
Peaceful Uses in the Context of International Security" adopted
at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on the initiative
of China and co‑sponsored by Russia, and look forward to its
consistent implementation in accordance with the goals set forth
The sides attach great importance to the issues of governance in
the field of artificial intelligence. The sides are ready to
strengthen dialogue and contacts on artificial intelligence.
The sides reiterate their readiness to deepen cooperation in the
field of international information security and to contribute to
building an open, secure, sustainable and accessible ICT
The sides emphasize
that the principles of the non-use of force, respect for
national sovereignty and fundamental human rights and freedoms,
and non-interference in the internal affairs of other States, as
enshrined in the UN Charter, are applicable to the information
Russia and China
reaffirm the key role of the UN in responding to threats to
international information security and express their support for
the Organization in developing new norms of conduct of states in
The sides welcome the implementation of the global negotiation
process on international information security within a single
mechanism and support in this context the work of the UN
Open-ended Working Group on security of and in the use of
information and communication technologies (ICTs) 2021–2025 (OEWG)
and express their willingness to speak with one voice within it.
The sides consider it
necessary to consolidate the efforts of the international
community to develop new norms of responsible behaviour of
States, including legal ones, as well as a universal
international legal instrument regulating the activities of
States in the field of ICT.
The sides believe
that the Global Initiative on Data Security, proposed by the
Chinese side and supported, in principle, by the Russian side,
provides a basis for the Working Group to discuss and elaborate
responses to data security threats and other threats to
international information security.
The sides reiterate their support of United Nations General
Assembly resolutions 74/247 and 75/282, support the work of the
relevant Ad Hoc Committee of Governmental Experts, facilitate
the negotiations within the United Nations for the elaboration
of an international convention on countering the use of ICTs for
The sides encourage
constructive participation of all sides in the negotiations in
order to agree as soon as possible on a credible, universal, and
comprehensive convention and provide it to the United Nations
General Assembly at its 78th session in strict compliance with
For these purposes,
Russia and China have presented a joint draft convention as a
basis for negotiations.
The sides support the internationalization of Internet
governance, advocate equal rights to its governance, believe
that any attempts to limit their sovereign right to regulate
national segments of the Internet and ensure their security are
unacceptable, are interested in greater participation of the
International Telecommunication Union in addressing these
The sides intend to deepen bilateral cooperation in
international information security on the basis of the relevant
2015 intergovernmental agreement.
To this end, the
sides have agreed to adopt in the near future a plan for
cooperation between Russia and China in this area.
The sides underline that Russia and China, as world powers and
permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, intend
to firmly adhere to moral principles and accept their
responsibility, strongly advocate the international system with
the central coordinating role of the United Nations in
international affairs, defend the world order based on
international law, including the purposes and principles of the
Charter of the United Nations, advance multipolarity and promote
the democratization of international relations, together create
an even more prospering, stable, and just world, jointly build
international relations of a new type.
The Russian side notes the significance of the concept of
constructing a "community of common destiny for mankind"
proposed by the Chinese side to ensure greater solidarity of the
international community and consolidation of efforts in
responding to common challenges.
The Chinese side
notes the significance of the efforts taken by the Russian side
to establish a just multipolar system of international
The sides intend to strongly uphold the outcomes of the Second
World War and the existing post-war world order, defend the
authority of the United Nations and justice in international
relations, resist attempts to deny, distort, and falsify the
history of the Second World War.
In order to prevent the recurrence of the tragedy of the world
war, the sides will strongly condemn actions aimed at denying
the responsibility for atrocities of Nazi aggressors, militarist
invaders, and their accomplices, besmirch and tarnish the honor
of the victorious countries.
The sides call for the establishment of a new kind of
relationships between world powers on the basis of mutual
respect, peaceful coexistence and mutually beneficial
They reaffirm that
the new inter-State relations between Russia and China are
superior to political and military alliances of the Cold War
the two States has no limits, there are no "forbidden" areas of
cooperation, strengthening of bilateral strategic cooperation is
neither aimed against third countries nor affected by the
changing international environment and circumstantial changes in
The sides reiterate the need for consolidation, not division of
the international community, the need for cooperation, not
The sides oppose the
return of international relations to the state of confrontation
between major powers, when the weak fall prey to the strong.
The sides intend to
resist attempts to substitute universally recognized formats and
mechanisms that are consistent with international law for rules
elaborated in private by certain nations or blocs of nations,
and are against addressing international problems indirectly and
without consensus, oppose power politics, bullying, unilateral
sanctions, and extraterritorial application of jurisdiction, as
well as the abuse of export control policies, and support trade
facilitation in line with the rules of the World Trade
The sides reaffirmed their intention to strengthen foreign
policy coordination, pursue true multilateralism, strengthen
cooperation on multilateral platforms, defend common interests,
support the international and regional balance of power, and
improve global governance.
The sides support and defend the multilateral trade system based
on the central role of the World Trade Organization (WTO), take
an active part in the WTO reform, opposing unilateral approaches
The sides are ready
to strengthen dialogue between partners and coordinate positions
on trade and economic issues of common concern, contribute to
ensuring the sustainable and stable operation of global and
regional value chains, promote a more open, inclusive,
transparent, non-discriminatory system of international trade
and economic rules.
The sides support the G20 format as an important forum for
discussing international economic cooperation issues and
anti-crisis response measures, jointly promote the invigorated
spirit of solidarity and cooperation within the G20, support the
leading role of the association in such areas as the
international fight against epidemics, world economic recovery,
inclusive sustainable development, improving the global economic
governance system in a fair and rational manner to collectively
address global challenges.
The sides support the deepened strategic partnership within
BRICS, promote the expanded cooperation in three main areas:
politics and security, economy and finance, and humanitarian
In particular, Russia
and China intend to encourage interaction in the fields of
public health, digital economy, science, innovation and
technology, including artificial intelligence technologies, as
well as the increased coordination between BRICS countries on
The sides strive to
further strengthen the BRICS Plus/Outreach format as an
effective mechanism of dialogue with regional integration
associations and organizations of developing countries and
States with emerging markets.
The Russian side will fully support the Chinese side chairing
the association in 2022, and assist in the fruitful holding of
the XIV BRICS summit.
Russia and China aim to comprehensively strengthen the Shanghai
Cooperation Organization (SCO) and further enhance its role in
shaping a polycentric world order based on the universally
recognized principles of international law, multilateralism,
equal, joint, indivisible, comprehensive and sustainable
They consider it important to consistently implement the
agreements on improved mechanisms to counter challenges and
threats to the security of SCO member states and, in the context
of addressing this task, advocate expanded functionality of the
SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure.
The sides will contribute to imparting a new quality and
dynamics to the economic interaction between the SCO member
States in the fields of trade, manufacturing, transport, energy,
finance, investment, agriculture, customs, telecommunications,
innovation and other areas of mutual interest, including through
the use of advanced, resource-saving, energy efficient and
The sides note the fruitful interaction within the SCO under the
2009 Agreement between the Governments of the Shanghai
Cooperation Organization member States on cooperation in the
field of international information security, as well as within
the specialized Group of Experts.
In this context, they
welcome the adoption of the SCO Joint Action Plan on Ensuring
International Information Security for 2022–2023 by the Council
of Heads of State of SCO Member States on September 17, 2021 in
Russia and China proceed from the ever-increasing importance of
cultural and humanitarian cooperation for the progressive
development of the SCO.
In order to
strengthen mutual understanding between the people of the SCO
member States, they will continue to effectively foster
interaction in such areas as cultural ties, education, science
and technology, healthcare, environmental protection, tourism,
people-to-people contacts, sports.
Russia and China will continue to work to strengthen the role of
APEC as the leading platform for multilateral dialogue on
economic issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
The sides intend to
step up coordinated action to successfully implement the "Putrajaya
guidelines for the development of APEC until 2040" with a focus
on creating a free, open, fair, non-discriminatory, transparent
and predictable trade and investment environment in the region.
will be placed on the fight against the novel Coronavirus
infection 'pandemic' and economic recovery, digitalization of a
wide range of different spheres of life, economic growth in
remote territories and the establishment of interaction between
APEC and other regional multilateral associations with a similar
The sides intend to develop cooperation within the
"Russia-India-China" format, as well as to strengthen
interaction on such venues as the East Asia Summit, ASEAN
Regional Forum on Security, Meeting of Defense Ministers of the
ASEAN Member States and Dialogue Partners.
Russia and China
support ASEAN's central role in developing cooperation in East
Asia, continue to increase coordination on deepened cooperation
with ASEAN, and jointly promote cooperation in the areas of
public health, sustainable development, combating terrorism and
countering transnational crime.
The sides intend to
continue to work in the interest of a strengthened role of ASEAN
as a key element of the regional architecture.