Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's current visit to Russia is aimed at sharing experience with Russian leaders in running their respective countries and enhancing party-to-party cooperation, a senior Chinese Communist Party official says.
During his visit, the Chinese vice president will attend the second meeting of the dialogue mechanism between the two ruling parties -- the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the United Russia (UR), said Wang Jiarui, head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee.
Xi will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony, which will also be attended by Boris Gryzlov, chairman of the UR Supreme Council and speaker of Russia's State Duma.
Xi, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, arrived in Vladivostok on Saturday for a five-day official visit to Russia.
Their attendance at the meeting highlights the great importance the top leaders of the two parties and countries have attached to deepening party-to-party exchanges, and promoting state-to-state relations through the party-to-party channel, Wang told Xinhua in an interview.
It will also raise the level of the dialogue and give a new impetus to the development of relations between the two parties and countries, he said.【1】 【2】