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Chinese president calls for joint efforts with Russia on common development, global challenges

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R), shakes hands with Sergei Mironov, chairman of the Russian Federation Council, in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 19, 2010. (Xinhua/Fan Rujun)


October 19, 2010 (KATAKAMI) — Chinese President Hu Jintao said Tuesday that China and Russia should make joint efforts to achieve common development and combat global challenges.

While meeting with Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Sergei Mironov in Beijing, Hu urged the two countries to work for the establishment of a more fair and rational international order.

Mironov’s visit, which ran from Oct. 17 to 19, was another high-level visit on the heels of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s three-day state visit to China last month.


Chinese President Hu Jintao (R, front), meets with Sergei Mironov(L, front), Chairman of the Russian Federation Council, in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 19, 2010. (Xinhua/Fan Rujun)

“China is willing to work with Russia to materialize consensuses and tasks agreed to during high-level visits,” said Hu.

Mironov on Monday co-chaired with China’s top legislator Wu Bangguo the fourth meeting of the cooperation committee between China’s National People’s Congress and the Russian Federation Council, a regular parliamentary exchange mechanism for the benefit of bilateral ties.

Hu said China supports the increasing exchanges between legislative bodies of the two countries, hoping the two sides could help publicize the ideas of generational friendship and reciprocal cooperation, push forward pragmatic cooperation in various fields and cooperation on adjacent regions of both countries.

Hu also said the two countries should enhance coordination within multilateral mechanisms in a bid to contribute to improved China-Russia strategic partnership of coordination.

Echoing Hu’s remarks, Mironov said the sound development of Russia-China ties complies with the mutual interests of both countries, adding that Medvedev’s successful visit, during which the two countries signed a package of deals and agreements, would have a positive impact on future bilateral cooperation.

The Russian Federation Council will play its due role in facilitating bilateral cooperation in such areas as politics, trade and energy so as to make new contributions to the friendship between the two countries, Mironov said.

Premier Wen Jiabao also met with Mironov later on Tuesday, and called on the two governments to fully implement consensuses reached by the two sides, inject new vitality into the two countries’ modernization process and maintain world peace and stability.

“The profound changes of the international situation has not only offered precious opportunities but also brought forward higher request for developing China-Russia strategic partnership of coordination,” Wen said.


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