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President Xi Jinping has held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing


May 16, 2024
BEIJING, May 16th (ABP) – Chinese President Xi Jinping held, on the morning of Thursday, May 16, 2024, a the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, a restrictive meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is in China on a state visit.
The news release made public by China International Press Communication Center specified that President Xi Jinping warmly welcomed his counterpart from Russia and his old friend to China for a state visit.
As President Putin has been sworn in as the President of Russia for the fifth term, President Xi extended heartfelt congratulations to President Putin and the people of Russia. He expressed his belief that under President Putin’s leadership, Russia will surely make new and greater progress in national development.
” Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the China-Russia diplomatic ties is a defining theme of the bilateral relationship this year. Having lasted three quarters of a century, China-Russia relations have grown from strength to strength despite the ups and downs, and have stood the test of changing international landscape, President Xi noted, stressing that the relationship has become a fine example for major countries and neighboring countries to treat each other with respect and candor, and pursue friendship and mutual benefit.
He further revealed that over the years, he and President Putin have met more than 40 times and stayed in close communication, providing strategic guidance that has ensured the sound, steady and smooth development of the relationship. The China-Russia relationship today is hard-earned, and the two sides need to cherish and nurture it, he said.
According to the president of the People’s Republic of China, steady development of China-Russia relations is not only in the fundamental interests of the two countries and the two peoples, but also conducive to peace, stability and prosperity of the region and the world at large.
On the new journey, China is ready to work with Russia to stay each other’s good neighbor, good friend and good partner that trust each other, continue to consolidate the lasting friendship between the two peoples, and jointly pursue respective national development and revitalization and uphold fairness and justice in the world, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised.