ning to upgrade bilateral ties, and “jointly usher in a new era of high-level development of China-Russia relations”, he said.
In response to a question about the influence of ongoing Sino-US trade friction on coopera
tion between Chinese and Russian enterprises, Zhang said Beijing and Moscow share a broad conse
nsus and common interests, and will work together to deal with external challenges.
“We have the confidence, resolve and ability to safeguard ou
r country’s sovereignty, security and dignity as well as its development interests,” he added.
“The China-Russia relationship neither targets
a third party, nor will it be weakened by discord sowed by any third party,” Zhang said.