China promises not to supply arms to Russia – Blinken

Antoine Blinken

Antoine Blinken

“It is not news that China has been saying in recent weeks, not just to us but to many other countries, that it does not provide lethal assistance to Russia for use in Ukraine, and that is an important commitment and policy,” the secretary said. .

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However, Blinken also expressed concern about the possibility of military aid being transferred to Russia by private Chinese companies. In some cases, these deliveries may be directed towards strengthening Russia’s military potential.

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“It is worrying, and I have reported it to our Chinese colleagues and called on them to be vigilant on this issue,” he added.

Blinken’s visit to Beijing marks the first visit by a senior US diplomat to China in five years. One of the main purposes of his trip is to establish “open communication” with Chinese officials, suggesting that Washington is seeking to ease tensions in bilateral relations with China.

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Blinken has previously met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Their conversation lasted more than five hours, during which they discussed Russia’s war against Ukraine.

China refrains from openly criticizing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and claims to maintain an “objective and just position”.

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