Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev sees no danger for Russia from its closer relationship with China.
"There is no such threat, of course. We maintain equitable and friendly relations with China," Medvedev said in an interview with RTV Slovenija ahead of his visit to Ljubljana.
He was responding to a question whether Russia fears becoming dependent on China.
"We need each other. We need a strong and reliable partner like China that has a huge market and immense financial capabilities. China needs the Russian Federation's market. In addition, we have quite similar positions on many international issues," the prime minister said.
Medvedev also recalled that, "access to some European markets is off-limits to us." "Naturally, we opted for an alternative. This (Russia getting more Asia-oriented) is understandable," he said.
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