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Xi Jinping urges China, Russia to translate political ties advantage to more pragmatic cooperation outcomes
May 5, 2016
Xi urges China, Russia to translate political ties advantage to more pragmatic cooperation outcomes
Xinhua | 2016-05-05 20:54:44 |
BEIJING, May 5, 2016 (Xinhua) --
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday said the central task in China-Russia ties is to translate the high-level political relationship into more pragmatic cooperation and coordination in international affairs.
Xi told Sergei Naryshkin, head of the State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin fully agreed on this need.
The high-level development of the China-Russia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Coordination not only meets the needs of the two countries but also is in line with the global trend of peace, development and win-win cooperation, according to Xi.
He called on the two sides to lay a more solid social and public opinion foundation for the long-term healthy and stable growth of China-Russia relations.
The president urged the legislative bodies of the two countries to enhance exchanges and mutual learning so as to enrich China-Russia ties.
The Russia-China relationship is an important factor in maintaining world peace and stability, Naryshkin said, stressing the State Duma is willing to deepen cooperation with China's National People's Congress to contribute more to Russia-China ties.
At the invitation of top Chinese legislator Zhang Dejiang, Naryshkin is visiting China from Wednesday to Friday.
China, Russia should work to settle hotspot issues: President Xi
China and Russia should strengthen communication and coordination in international and regional affairs to promote the political settlement of major hotspot issues, President Xi Jinping said on Friday.
"China-Russia strategic cooperation plays a key role in safeguarding peace and stability in the region and the world at large," Xi said when meeting with Russian Presidential Administration chief Sergei Ivanov.
China and Russia are each other's most important partners and developing a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership is the mutual choice of both countries, Xi said.
He called on both countries to take the 15th anniversary of the China-Russia Treaty of Good Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation as an opportunity to carry forward friendly bilateral cooperation.
In July 2001, China and Russia signed the Treaty of Good Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation, laying a strong legal foundation for the two countries to develop a strategic partnership.
Xi said both sides should maintain close high-level exchanges and deepen practical cooperation in major areas by synergizing each other's development strategies.
Xi stressed he and Russian President Vladimir Putin support the General Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the Russian Presidential Administration in holding exchanges, cooperation and learning from each other.
"This is an important display of our high-level mutual trust," Xi said.
Ivanov said close high-level exchanges guide the development of bilateral relations, and the two countries have maintained rapid development in cooperation in various fields and close communication and coordination in international affairs.
Ivanov said the Russian Presidential Administration is willing to work with the General Office of the CPC Central Committee to implement the consensus reached between the two heads of state and contribute to the bilateral relationship.
Wang Qishan, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, also met with Ivanov on Friday.
China's anti-corruption drive and the strict discipline of the CPC will continue, said Wang, secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. "Comprehensive reform and institution building will be carried out to eliminate the soil that breeds corruption."
Ivanov said Russia attaches great importance to anti-corruption exchanges and cooperation with China.
Li Zhanshu, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee, held talks with Ivanov on Thursday.
China, Russia commit to brighter energy cooperation
BEIJING, March 22 (Xinhua) --
Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller here on Tuesday, vowing to improve China-Russia energy cooperation.
Energy cooperation is of strategic and long-term significance in bilateral relations, he said.
He spoke about the construction of the China-Russia east-route natural gas pipeline and the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, and called on both sides to maintain momentum of the projects, adding that discussions should start on new collaborations and cooperation models.
He said the two sides should expand cooperation in product chain integration, oil and gas equipment-manufacturing, processing services,project construction and oil sales.
Miller said Russia attached great importance to energy cooperation with China and that the east-route natural gas pipeline construction was being promoted, as planned.
Russia is willing to work with China to accelerate the negotiation on the western route program, which would elevate bilateral energy cooperation to a new level, said Miller.
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