(Reuters) – China’s embassy in Russia criticised the remedy of 5 Chinese language residents who had been refused entry into Russia, calling the remedy inconsistent with the general pleasant relations between the 2 nations.
The 5, trying to drive into Russia from Kazakhstan late final month, had been refused entry after 4 hours of examination and had their visas cancelled, the embassy stated on its WeChat social media account on Friday.
The embassy met with Russia’s international ministry and border businesses, “clearly declaring that the brutal and extreme regulation enforcement by Russia on this incident critically broken the authentic rights and pursuits of Chinese language residents,” the put up stated.
The embassy cited statements by Russian officers that Russia welcomes and doesn’t have discriminatory insurance policies in opposition to Chinese language residents, in addition to that the vacation spot on their visa software of the 5 Chinese language didn’t match their precise vacation spot.
Beijing and Moscow have repeatedly spoken of their robust relations since presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin introduced a “no limits” partnership in February 2022, when Putin visited Beijing for the opening of the Winter Olympics days earlier than he launched the Ukraine invasion.
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On Friday China stated it will ship a senior official to Saudi Arabia for weekend talks looking for a peaceable settlement to the conflict in Ukraine at a discussion board that excludes Russia – a diplomatic coup for Kyiv, the West and the Saudi hosts.
(Reporting by David Kirton in Shenzhen; Modifying by William Mallard)
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