Russia and China have strongly opposed the United States sponsored Indo Pacific strategy saying it has a negative impact on peace and stability in the region.
A joint statement issued following a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping committed themselves to building an open and inclusive Asia Pacific Security system as opposed to the US sponsored Quad.
The joint statement issued at the end of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three day official visit to Moscow also indicated that the two countries will jointly oppose the raising of the Ukraine crisis at the G20..
Commenting on the context of the Indo-Pacific strategy – which is backed by Australia, India, Japan and the US, all members of the Quad – the China-Russia joint statement described it as “closed and exclusive group structure”. The statement contended NATO’s was strengthening “military security ties” with Asia-Pacific countries and undermining regional peace and stability.
“The two sides oppose patching together a closed and exclusive group structure in the Asia-Pacific region, creating group politics and camp confrontation. The two sides pointed out that the US adheres to the Cold War mentality and pursues the ‘Indo-Pacific Strategy’, which has a negative impact on peace and stability in the region,” the joint statement said.
China and Russia said they are “committed to building an equal, open, and inclusive Asia-Pacific security system that does not target third countries” in order to maintain regional peace, stability and prosperity.