China is ready to cooperate with Russia in various areas, including the Arctic, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said during a regular press conference on Thursday.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin spoke at the opening of the Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on Wednesday. Speaking at the opening of the Forum, the President said that Russia invites interested countries to participate in the development of the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
China stands ready to have Arctic cooperation with Russia as well as cooperation in other areas under the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, Mao Ning told reporters.
She was responding to a question whether China is willing to cooperate with Russia in the framework of the Northern Sea Route.