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Xi Jinping Holds Talks with President Vladimir Putin of Russia The Two Heads of State Agree to Make Joint Efforts to Continuously Deepen China-Russia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Coordination

2017/07/04

On July 4, 2017 local time, President Xi Jinping held talks with President Vladimir Putin of Russia at the Kremlin in Moscow. Speaking positively of China-Russia traditional friendship and outcomes of the development of bilateral relations, the two heads of state decided to make joint efforts to consolidate and develop bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination featuring equality, trust, mutual support, common prosperity and lasting friendship, so as to better benefit the two peoples and people of various countries.

Xi Jinping pointed out that both China and Russia are good neighbors connecting by mountains and rivers, good friends offering mutual support and assistance, and good partners collaborating sincerely. Bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination is in the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples, which boasts a strong vitality and huge development potential and will be able to withstand the test of international vicissitudes. A sustained, sound and steady development of China-Russia relations is conducive to maintaining the security and stability of the two countries, to their own development and revitalization, and to world peace, stability and prosperity as well.

Xi Jinping stressed that I have maintained close exchanges with President Vladimir Putin, which provided important impetus for a continuous development of bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination at a high level and continuing to achieve new results. China-Russia relations are at its best in history, and both countries have firmly supported each other on issues concerning respective core interests, smoothly advanced the docking of the "Belt and Road" construction and the Eurasian Economic Union, vigorously carried out cooperation in such areas as investment, energy, people-to-people and cultural engagement as well as local cooperation, and maintained close and efficient coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs. There is no end for bilateral cooperation. The two sides should seize general direction of the development of bilateral relations, deepen political and strategic mutual trust, increase mutual support, enhance strategic coordination, promote practical cooperation and forge close people-to-people and cultural exchanges.

Vladimir Putin expressed that Russia-China relations enjoy a very sound development. Both countries share enormous advantages in having high-level mutual trust and perfect cooperation mechanism. President Xi Jinping's visit to Russia this time is of great significance. Vladimir Putin said that he and President Xi Jinping have established a very sound working relationship and profound friendship. During the visit, he and President Xi Jinping exchanged in-depth views, and reached high-degree consensus on consolidating political mutual trust, enhancing practical cooperation in various fields, deepening people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and intensifying communication and coordination in major international and regional affairs. The visit has achieved a complete success. The Russian side is willing to work with the Chinese side to continue to strengthen bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination.

The two heads of state agreed to make joint efforts to deepen bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination, and build high-level and strong China-Russia relations into a booster of development and revitalization between both countries as well as a ballast stone for world peace and stability.

The two sides vowed to abide by the "China-Russia Treaty on Good-neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation" no matter how the international situation changes, follow consensus reached by the two heads of state, support each other's efforts in safeguarding core interests in sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, support each country to step onto a development road conforming to own national conditions, and back up each other's development and revitalization.

Both sides agreed to bring into play the strategic guiding role of the two heads of state in bilateral relations, maintain close high-level exchanges, well use bilateral cooperation mechanism, enhance coordination between legislative institutions, and strengthen friendly exchanges and cooperation between the two governmental departments, local level and non-governmental organizations.

The two sides spoke highly of the Belt and Road Forum in International Cooperation which was held in Beijing this May. The two countries agreed to boost the docking of the "Belt and Road" construction and the Eurasian Economic Union, facilitate trade development, expand mutual investment, push forward the implementation of major projects, actively build a strategic partnership in energy, promote cooperation in renewable energy sources, coal, hydroelectric development and other areas, drive transportation and infrastructure construction, deepen cooperation in such fields as science, technology, innovation, aviation, cyber security, commercial manufacturing, communication, agriculture, finance, environmental protection and Arctic affairs, and propel security cooperation.

The two sides agreed to expand people-to-people and cultural exchanges, enhance cooperation in education, culture, sports, tourism, disaster prevention and reduction, health and other areas, encourage friendly communication between youths, expand local cooperation, and well hold China-Russia Media Exchange Year. Both countries will take the preparations of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics as an opportunity to boost exchanges and cooperation in winter sports. Both sides will take the 20th anniversary of the establishment of China-Russian Friendship, Committee for Peace and Development and the 60th anniversary of founding of the Russia-China Friendship Association as opportunities to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between people of both countries.

Both sides agreed to carry out close and effective coordination in international and regional affairs, strengthen communication and coordination under frameworks including the UN and the UN Security Council, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, BRICS, the G20, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and Asia-Europe Meeting, jointly safeguard purpose and principle of the UN Charter, and maintain the UN's authority and core status in international affairs. Both countries will work with the international community to devote themselves to improving global governance system and safeguarding international strategic balance and stability. The two sides should jointly cope with global threats and challenges such as terrorism, push for the political settlement process of regional hotspot issues, build an open world economy, advance the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and make unremitting efforts to build new-type international relations featuring win-win cooperation, and promote world peace, stability and prosperity.

After the talks, President Xi Jinping was awarded by Vladimir Putin the highest order of Russia, known as the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called.

The two heads of state signed a Joint Statement Between the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation on Further Deepening the China-Russia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Coordination and the Joint Statement Between the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation on Current World Situation and Major International Issues. They ratified the 2017-2020 Implementation Guideline for the China-Russia Treaty Between the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation on Good-neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation, and witnessed the Joint Statement on the Korean Peninsula Between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation as well as exchanging of multiple bilateral cooperation documents in the fields of economy, trade, agriculture, energy, infrastructure construction, finance, culture, innovation, media, information network, inspection and quarantine.

The two heads of state jointly met the press.

At the same day, Xi Jinping laid a wreath at Russia's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others attended above activities.

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