BEIJING, December 31. /TASS/. Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and all Russians on coming New Year, noting the readiness for further enhancement of relations of comprehensive cooperation and partnership between Russia and China, the Chinese leader said in a congratulatory telegram to the Russian president on Wednesday.
“In the New Year I am ready together with you to take effort to expand spheres of cooperation, deepen the level of partnership, accelerate the taking of steps for cooperation, particularly for joint festive and memorial events on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory in World War Two, continue actions of friendly exchanges between young people, keep up the high level of ties between the two countries. This will promote much better development of two our countries and strengthening of prosperity of the nations in both countries,” Xi said in a congratulatory telegram posted on a website of Chinese Foreign Ministry.
The Chinese leader also said he was satisfied with the high level of Chinese-Russian relations and a mechanism, which the leadership of the two countries had provided to manage these relations and their strategic planning. In his view, this mechanism “contributes to attainment of important successes in different spheres of mutually beneficial cooperation and its advance movement which prompted Chinese-Russian relations to enter a new stage of development.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry also noted that Prime Minister of Chinese State Council Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev exchanged New Year congratulatory messages.