Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Russia will further boost the China-Russia strategic partnership of coordination, China's Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said in Beijing Tuesday.
"At the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Hu Jintao will visit Russia once again," Li said at a press conference on the sidelines of the fifth session of the Tenth National People's Congress.
"There are a lot of items on the agenda of the visit," Li said.
This year marks the Year of China in Russia, and the two countries will hold about 200 activities to promote bilateral exchanges, deepen traditional friendship and further boost China-Russia strategic partnership of coordination, Li said.
"To hold the Year of Russia in China and the Year of China in Russia is an important step to implement the Sino-Russian Good-Neighborly Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation," he said.
Top leaders, governments, relevant departments and the peoples of the two countries are working "hand in hand" to deepen the traditional friendship, raise the level of China-Russia strategic partnership of coordination so as to boost the common development of the two countries and to make new contributions to world peace and development, Li said.
Last year was the Year of Russia in China and more than 300 activities were jointly held by the two countries, according to the foreign minister.