Hailing an “unprecedentedly high level” of relations between them, the presidents of Russia and China on Monday announced the extension of a 20-year old treaty which includes an approximation of NATO’s mutual defense commitment.

At a virtual summit marking the 20th anniversary of the treaty of “good neighborliness, friendship and cooperation,” Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping discussed ways in which their countries cooperate on an international stage dominated by a superpower whose policies they firmly reject.

 

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