OREANDA-NEWS. Russia's sovereign wealth fund said the country was enjoying its best-ever relationship with China.

While Moscow's ties with Bejing have historically been benign, those comments constitute a reiteration of the two countries' strong alliance — at a time of heightened uncertainty and simmering tensions between them and the United States.

"China is definitely a very strategic partner for Russia and we have the best relationship in the history of Russia (and) China right now," said Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.