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China, Russia pledge closer cooperation

2010-03-24 13:27 BJT

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Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has met with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The two leaders agreed to enhance ties between their countries and their ruling parties.

At Tuesday's meeting, Vice-President Xi Jinping first conveyed sincere greetings from Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao to the Russian leader.

He said Sino-Russian relations have always been a priority of China's foreign policy. And boosting a sound development of their partnership is an established guideline of the Chinese government.

Xi Jinping said China stands ready to step up mutual support on issues concerning both sides' core  interests, exploit complementary advantages, jointly promote a multi-polar world and elevate bilateral ties to a new stage.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, capital of Russia, March 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Russian Prime Minister 
Vladimir Putin in Moscow, capital of Russia, March 23, 2010. 
(Xinhua/Rao Aimin)