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Xi Jinping and Putin agree to extend China-Russia cooperation treaty

Xi Jinping and Putin announce the extension of the China-Russia cooperation treaty

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a statement announcing the extension of the bilateral Treaty of Good Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation.

China Central Television reported Monday that it was announced after video conference talks between the two heads of state.

The leaders also issued a joint statement to announce the extension of the treaty, CCTV added.

The Treaty of Good Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation, in Chinese 中俄睦邻友好合作条约, is a 20-year strategic treaty that was signed by the leaders of the two international powers, Jiang Zemin and Vladimir Putin, on July 16, 2001.

The treaty outlines the guidelines that are to serve as the basis for peaceful relations, economic cooperation, military cooperation, as well as diplomatic and geopolitical reliance.

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