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“There are deep and complex changes underway in the international situation, the politics of force, unilateral approaches and protectionism are rearing their head.”

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“We have unique geographic benefits. China and Russia are the biggest neighbours, we have solid political ties.

Chinese and Russian relationships are at all times high level.”

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“Trade is a positive, trade is a plus, trade needs fixing certainly but it is a tool and an engine for growth that should not be under threat, particularly at the moment.”

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