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Hu Jintao Meets in the Hotel Where He Stays in New York with Russian President Putin

2005/09/15

Chinese President Hu Jintao met with Russian President Putin in New York

On the afternoon of September 14, 2005, Chinese President Hu Jintao met in the hotel where he stayed in New York with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Both sides exchanged in-depth views on deepening China-Russia strategic partnership and major international and regional issues of common concern as well in a friendly and cordial atmosphere.

Hu noted that China-Russia relations enjoy a sound momentum of development. The consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries during their meeting in Moscow in early May are being implemented one by one and the bilateral cooperation in various fields gets increasingly deepened. In particular, the bilateral cooperation on major projects has achieved breakthroughs. The two countries maintain sound coordination and cooperation on major international and regional issues. China expects to work with Russia to expand cooperation in all fields and constantly enrich the connotation of bilateral strategic partnership.

Hu suggested that efforts be made by both sides in the following areas in the near future: strengthening the bilateral pragmatic cooperation, inspecting the execution of the Implementation Outline of the China-Russia Good-neighborly Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation, working out plans and measures on the cooperation in major areas and projects and trying to make substantive headways on major cooperation projects covering energy sources, investment and high technologies; making careful preparations for, developing the action plans and ensuring the success of the "Russian Year" activities to be held in China; continuing to maintain close communications and cooperation on major issues in front of complex and sensitive international issues, giving full play to the role of the national security consultation mechanism and the government departmental consultation mechanism such as the foreign ministry, keeping communications and coordinating their position in a timely manner.

Putin said that Russia-China relations are progressing in an all-round manner and the bilateral cooperation in various fields including economy and trade, culture and national defense gets increasingly deepened with satisfactory results. In international affairs Russia and China have conducted effective coordination and cooperation. Putin expressed agreement with related suggestions of Hu Jintao, stressing that Russia cherishes its cooperation with China in all fields very much.

Talking about Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Hu said that next year marks the 5th anniversary of the establishment of the organization and as the host country China will make every effort to ensure the success of next year's SCO summit and the 5th anniversary celebrations. Members of the organization should actively consider what specific measures should be taken to push for the pragmatic cooperation of the organization in the fields of security and economy and enable the organization to play a bigger role of maintaining regional stability and promoting common development. Putin noted that Russia sings high praise for the solidarity and cooperation of the members of the SCO and will play an active part in the preparations for the summit.

The two heads of state also exchanged opinions on the hot international and regional issues. Both sides pointed out that the first phase of the fourth round of six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue has achieved some headways and the second phase started. China and Russia will make joint efforts with all the other parties to push for new progress of the talks. Both sides indicated their support for the solution of the Iranian nuclear issue continuously through negotiations. They agreed that the UN reform is a major issue and related schemes should be discussed fully and wide consensus be reached. The two countries will keep close communications and coordination on that issue.

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