• Moscow and Beijing pledged to develop cooperation in all spheres
  • Russia said that alongside China, it will not spare any effort to counteract the unipolar hegemony
  • Iran also spoke of building cooperation with Russia and China to create a new global order

Faced with growing Western pressure, China and Russia have reaffirmed their "rock-solid" relationship and vowed to enhance strategic cooperation to build a multipolar world order against the hegemony of the U.S.

"Regardless of changes that may take place in the international situation, China and Russia, two great neighbors, will continue to build up their strategic mutual trust and practical cooperation, develop their comprehensive strategic partnership and coordination, defend unbiasedness and justice in the global arena," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Sunday during a meeting with Igor Morgulov, the newly appointed Russian Ambassador to China, Russian state news agency TASS reported.

Speaking at the same meeting, Morgulov, emphasized that the relationship between Russia and China was unbreakable and the friendship between the two countries could overcome any challenge.

"Russian-Chinese relations are rock-solid. The friendship between our two countries is capable of coping with any challenges," Morgulov said, according to a separate TASS report.

Pledging to develop cooperation in all spheres, Morgulov reportedly added, "The Russian side will spare no effort to counteract, together with China, unipolar hegemony, to defend a world order based on international law and the United Nations Charter."

The two nations vowed to uphold a global order based on international law while rejecting power politics, according to a report from Chinese news agency Xinhua.

Exchanging views on various international and regional issues at the meeting, both countries expressed their commitment to upholding the international system with the United Nations at its core.

No matter how the international situation may evolve, China and Russia will advance strategic mutual trust and practical cooperation and jointly uphold international fairness and justice, Wang reportedly said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Morgulov, who was then Deputy Foreign Minister, as the Ambassador to China in September. Morgulov arrived in China on Oct. 20 and presented his credentials on Oct. 31, after which he met with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu.

Following Morgulov's appointment, Chinese state media Global Times released a report citing expert Yang Jin from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences who termed the new Russian Ambassador to China an "absolute China hand" and described his appointment as a sign of how much Moscow valued its strategic partnership with Beijing.

Interestingly, in October, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed similar thoughts of building cooperation between Iran, Russia and China to help create a new global order to oppose the unipolar world order led by the U.S. that had violated the legitimate rights of many nations.

The "new era will be marked by the establishment of a multipolar world order," built with the cooperation between Iran, Russia and China — countries that are facing Western sanctions and pressure, according to Raisi.

A child holds national flags of Russia and China prior to a welcoming ceremony for Russian President Vladimir Putin outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
Representation. A child holds the national flags of Russia and China. Reuters / Kim Kyung Hoon