EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said that Russia and China are getting closer to oppose the West, Interfax reports.
“The Russian Federation and China seem to be joining forces to confront the“ Western world, ”the future geopolitical landscape of a multipolar world is not easy,” the official said.
He noted that Moscow and Beijing use very similar language when talking about the West or the United States, although they are driven by different motives.
“Economically, both of these countries want to reduce their dependence on the West, but they“ do not play in the same league, and of the two, China has a clear advantage, ”he explained.
Borrell added that Russia has never been an economic rival or major trading partner of the West, while China is the world’s second largest economy and a truly important partner for both the European Union and the United States.
Earlier, the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers said that Russia is a dangerous neighbor for the European Union, but channels of communication must be maintained with it.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the statement of the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security Josep Borrell about the danger of Russia as a neighbor is offensive and misinformation.