MOSCOW, August 10. /TASS/. New Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui has arrived in Moscow, a TASS correspondent reported.
At Sheremetyevo Airport, the diplomat was greeted by employees of the Chinese Embassy in Moscow, Russian diplomats and numerous Chinese and Russian journalists.
"Being China’s ambassador to Russia is a dream for every specialist in Russian philology. For me, this dream has come true," he told reporters upon arrival in Moscow.
"I know that Chinese-Russian relations are very important relations. They are important not just for our countries, but for maintaining peace and stability on a global scale. We will work together, aim joint efforts to make relations between our countries and our peoples closer and implement the agreements reached by our leaders to take our relations and mutually beneficial cooperation to a qualitatively new level," the diplomat concluded.
Zhang Hanhui served as China’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan from 2014 to 2018 and was Assistant Foreign Minister in 2018 and 2019. In 2019, he was appointed Vice Foreign Minister in charge of relations with European and Central Asian countries.
The 55-year-old diplomat is fluent in Russian. He will replace Li Hui who served as China’s Ambassador to Russia for ten years.