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08:45, March 24, 2010

Chinese VP, Russian PM discuss bilateral ties during meeting
The Sino-Russian relations of strategic cooperation and partnership have become the most important, most vigorous and richest ties between the two major powers, Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping said in Moscow on Tuesday.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, capital of Russia, March 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

At a meeting with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Xi conveyed sincere greetings from Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao to the Russian leader.

The Sino-Russian relations have always been a priority of China's foreign policy. To boost a sound and stable development of the Sino-Russian relations of strategic cooperation and partnership have been an established guideline of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government, Xi said.

China stands ready to step up mutual support on issues concerning both sides' core and strategic interests, exploit complementary advantages, jointly promote a multi-polar world and the democratization of international relations and elevate bilateral ties to a new stage, the Chinese vice-president said.

Xi hoped the two countries will further their coordination on economic development strategies, deepen energy cooperation and improve the quality and level of economic and trade cooperation.

He called for further implementation of major consensus on interregional cooperation reached by the two countries' leaders and increased people-to-people exchanges against the backdrop of the "Year of Chinese Language" in Russia this year.

As for inter-party cooperation, Xi, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the CPC, said cooperation between the CPC and the United Russia party has been enriched continuously since their relationship was forged 11 years ago.

Xi expected the two parties to make use of high-level dialogue, as well as exchange governing experience and views on major issues on bilateral cooperation.

He urged more interaction between the young government officials of the two parties to nurture reliable successors.

Putin, who appreciated and also extended his greetings to Hu and Wen, said he totally agreed with Xi on his positions concerning enhancing the ties between the two countries and their ruling parties.

The Russian government and the United Russia party highly value their relations with China and the CPC, Putin said.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, capital of Russia, March 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

He spoke highly of the "Year of Russian Language" in China and the "Year of Chinese Language" in Russia, adding that the inter-party exchanges served as an important platform for deepening the Sino-Russian strategic relations of cooperation and partnership.

Russia is willing to intensify strategic coordination with China and push forward bilateral relations, Putin said.

Following the meeting, Xi attended the signing ceremony for a series of documents on bilateral cooperation on economy, technology, and people-to-people exchanges. The total value of the signed business agreements is worth about 6.7 billion U.S. dollars.

Xi, who arrived in Russia on Saturday, is on a four-nation European tour that will also take him to Belarus, Finland and Sweden.

Source: Xinhua
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