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Putin tells Xi ‘closed’ military-political alliances in Asia ‘harmful’

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that closed military-political alliances in the Asia-Pacific region were “harmful” and “counterproductive,” in remarks at a press conference with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

“It is necessary to work towards building a reliable and appropriate security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, in which there is no place for closed military-political alliances. We believe they are very harmful and the creation of such alliances is counterproductive,” Putin said in Beijing, where he is on a two-day state visit.

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