Chinese-Soviet summit

May 30, 1991|By Pravda, Moscow

MUTUAL trust is the cornerstone of Soviet-Chinese relations. It stems from mutual understanding, and summit meetings are the most direct route to it. . . .

Soviet-Chinese relations are only now beginning to exert a stabilizing influence on the regional and global political climate. . . .

The agreement on the eastern stretch of the Soviet-Chinese state border, signed during the Moscow meeting, open prospects for turning the world's longest continental border into a frontier of good neighborliness.

They are the first concrete steps toward promoting military relaxation in the Asian-Pacific region. The top Chinese leader's visit to the U.S.S.R., the first since 1957, and the first visit by the head of our state to Japan one month ago, testify to important changes in the Soviet Union's Eastern policy.

The summit meetings in Beijing and Moscow show that the normalization of Soviet-Chinese relations does not signify a return to the alliance of the 1950s. They testify to the emergence of a new model of relations.

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