Chinese president calls for joint efforts to advance Sino-Russian ties

19:50, June 04, 2010      

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Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Beijing, capital of China, June 4,2010. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

Chinese President Hu Jintao on Friday called on foreign affairs departments of China and Russia to further strengthen coordination and cooperation so as to push for comprehensive development of bilateral ties.

The world situation was changing, and the foundation for the recovery of world economy was still fragile, Hu told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who was in Beijing for a one-day visit.

New issues and problems were emerging, Hu said during the meeting at the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing.

He hoped the foreign affairs departments of both countries to layout a well-prepared and result-oriented plan for high-level exchanges in the next stage, promote cooperation in such sectors as trade and economy, energy, people-to-people contacts and cultural exchanges as well as exchanges and cooperation of local levels between the two countries.

Hu also stressed coordination and exchanges of views on major and sensitive issues in bilateral, regional and multilateral affairs so as to promote the China-Russia strategic partnership of coordination.

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