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China, Russia committed to deepened partnership: FM spokesman

Editor: zhangrui 丨Xinhua

04-14-2017 07:11 BJT

BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- The heads of state of China and Russia will continue close exchanges this year to develop bilateral relations, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang on Thursday.

Lu made the remarks when asked to comment on current China-Russia ties at a daily press briefing.

According to Russian media reports, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Russia in July.

Lu did not respond directly to the remarks but said China and Russia have a series of accords on high-level visits, including those of the two heads of state.

Relations between Russia and China have reached an "unprecedented" high, Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov said on Wednesday.

"We fully agree with Denisov's positive evaluation," said Lu.

He said China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination had developed positively since the beginning of the year.
China and Russia have had close high-level contacts and made fresh achievements in the areas of trade, investment, energy, local affairs and people-to-people exchanges, he said.

The two sides maintain close communication and coordination on international hotspot issues and together have played the role of stabilizer for international and regional peace and security, said Lu.

"No matter how the external environment changes, we will develop and deepen our comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination," he said.

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