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President Vladimir Putin of Russia Meets with Wang Yi
2016/03/11

On March 11, 2016, President Vladimir Putin of Russia met at the Kremlin in Moscow with Foreign Minister Wang Yi who was in Russia for a visit.

Vladimir Putin firstly asked Wang Yi to convey his best wishes to President Xi Jinping. He spoke positively of high level development of Russia-China relations and said the two countries closely cooperate in politics, economy, humanities and international affairs and continuously deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination. Pragmatic cooperation between the two countries has a good foundation and a broad prospect. Both sides should accelerate major-project cooperation and strengthen cooperation in the field of energy and mechanical and electrical products. The Russian side attaches importance to "Media Exchange Year" held by the two countries and is willing to work with China to strengthen communication and coordination in international affairs and safeguard the basic norms of international relations.

Wang Yi conveyed the warm greetings from President Xi Jinping to President Vladimir Putin. He said this year marks the 15th anniversary of the China-Russia Good-Neighborly Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation, China would like to take this opportunity to further deepen and develop the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination. Russia is a priority of China's foreign cooperation, and the bilateral trade scale and quality advance against trend, reflecting the huge potential and space of bilateral pragmatic cooperation. China has every confidence about Russia’s development prospect, and is willing to further elevate the level of pragmatic cooperation. As major forces safeguarding the world's peace, stability, fairness and justice, China and Russia should continue to strengthen strategic coordination.

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