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Putin, Xi Hail Partnership as Trump's North Korea Summit Looms

  • Russia, China share common goal of peace on Korean Peninsula
  • Xi and Putin pledge efforts to keep Iran nuclear deal alive
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Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping Partnership
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping pledged to support each other on key international issues at talks that were dominated by the looming U.S.-North Korea summit and the Iranian nuclear deal.

“President Putin and I both think that the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership is mature, firm and stable,” Xi told reporters after the meeting in Beijing on Friday. “It is the highest-level, most profound and strategically most significant relationship between major countries in the world.”