China is willing to help Russia if needed but believes that the country has the ability to overcome its current economic problems, Chinese Foreign MinisterWang Yi was quoted as saying in a state newspaper on Monday.
The rouble has dropped about 45 percent against the dollar this year, suffering particularly steep falls early last week. President Vladimir Putin has declined to call it a crisis and said the currency would eventually rise again.
"If the Russian side needs, we will provide necessary assistance within our capacity," he said, noting that the two countries had consistently helped each other.
He did not elaborate.
China's foreign exchange regulator said last week that they were closely monitoring the slide in the rouble but that they hadn't seen a significant impact on cross-border capital flows.Last Mod: 22 Aralık 2014, 10:47