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China and Russhia should take the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties as a new starting point, according to Chinese President Xi


May 17, 2024
BEIJING, May 17th (ABP) – ” China and Russia should take the 75th anniversary of the diplomatic ties as a new starting point, further synergize development strategies, and continue to enrich the bilateral cooperation, to bring greater benefits to the two countries and peoples “, said Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, during large-group talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is in China on a state visit.
” This is President Putin’s first foreign visit after he began his new term as the president. This fully demonstrates the great importance President Putin himself and the Russian government attach to developing China-Russia relations “, President Xi expressed his deep appreciation.
He recalled that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the China-Russia diplomatic relations. It is an important milestone year in the history of China-Russia relations, he added.
Over the past 75 years, he continued to point out, China and Russia together have found a new path for major countries and neighboring countries to treat each other with respect and pursue friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation.
With the concerted efforts of the two sides, China-Russia relations have been moving forward steadily, with enhanced comprehensive strategic coordination and further cooperation on economy and trade, investment, energy, people-to-people exchanges, at the subnational level and in other fields, the Chinese number one leader revealed, confirming that this has made positive contributions to maintaining global strategic stability and promoting greater democracy in international relations.
President Xi also recalled that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. ” China is advancing Chinese modernization on all fronts and moving faster to foster new quality productive forces through high-quality development, which will add new drivers to global economic growth “, he underscored.
Both China and Russia are permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and major emerging markets. It is the shared strategic choice of both countries to deepen strategic coordination, expand mutually beneficial cooperation and follow the general historical trend of multipolarity in the world and economic globalization, the president of the People’s Republic of China said.
Profile photo of the Chinese delegation (right) led by President Xi and the Russian delegation (left) led by President Putin during talks
President Xi expressed his readiness to work with President Putin to jointly steer the future direction of the bilateral relations and make new plans for cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
It is worthy to note that Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin jointly signed and issued a joint statement of the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation on deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for the new era in the context of the 75th anniversary of China-Russia diplomatic relations.