Asia (bbabo.net), - Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the Russian Federation may contribute to a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine, said Bundestag deputy, ex-head of the parliamentary faction of the Left Party, Gregor Gisi.
"The desire of Moscow and Beijing to expand strategic cooperation is a legitimate result of ignoring (by Western countries) the interests of Russia since the NATO aggression against Yugoslavia, which was contrary to international law, as well as violating China's interests," the Berliner Zeitung quoted the deputy as saying.
From the very beginning, Russia and China warned about the prospect of "further uniting" of the BRICS countries against the US-led NATO bloc, Gizi said.
“The visit of the President of China to Moscow highlights this opportunity,” added a representative of the Left party in the Bundestag foreign policy committee.
At the same time, the politician also expressed the hope that one of the topics of Xi Jinping's talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin will be "China's peace efforts."
“I already think that Beijing wants to end the conflict at any cost,” he suggested.
The parliamentarian also noted that Xi Jinping is one of the few politicians who can influence the Kremlin, since "Russia depends on China to a greater extent than on other states."
A similar point of view was expressed by the representative of the Alternative for Germany party in the Bundestag committee on foreign policy, Piotr Bistron, who had repeatedly criticized the German government for escalating the Ukrainian conflict through the supply of weapons.
"As a party for peace, we welcome any diplomatic effort to end the war," Bystron said, commenting on Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Moscow.
“We would like German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to also go to Moscow in the tradition of the great peace chancellors – Willy Brandt and Helmut Schmidt – and not leave this field to the Chinese,” the parliamentarian added.
As Bystron stressed, Beijing's diplomatic weight as a "mediator between warring countries" continues to grow. The politician recalled that recently China assumed this function during the negotiations between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
“There is an additional factor in the talks in Moscow: China already has a lot of influence on Russia. There are also good relations between Xi and Putin,” he said.
“In general, both states share an interest in transforming the unipolar world order dominated by the United States and establishing their own hegemony in Eurasia,” the expert concluded.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Moscow on an official visit on March 20-22. The visit is organized at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin. During the talks with the leader of the People's Republic of China, issues of developing relations of "comprehensive partnership" and "strategic cooperation" between Russia and China will be discussed. An exchange of views is planned in the context of deepening Russian-Chinese cooperation in the international arena.