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China's new president concludes first foreign visit with fruitful results


09:18, March 31, 2013

BRAZZAVILLE, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday left Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of the Congo, for Beijing, concluding his first foreign visit after taking office with fruitful results.

The Republic of the Congo is the last leg of Xi's four-nation tour from March 22 to 30, which also included Russia, Tanzania and South Africa. He attended the fifth BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa.

Xi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held talks in Moscow on March 22, exchanging in-depth views on China-Russia relations and major global and regional issues, and reaching important consensus on enhancing the comprehensive strategic cooperation between their countries.

Xi stressed that China and Russia are each other's major and most important strategic cooperative partner, and both accord priority to deepening their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership on their overall diplomatic agenda and in their foreign policy.

The presidents of the two countries signed a joint statement on deepening the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, which has laid out the priorities of future bilateral cooperation and called for a new type of great-power relations in the international arena.

Both sides also signed documents on economic and trade cooperation and cooperation in such fields as energy, investment, environmental protection, cultural and people-to-people exchanges, as well as cooperation at local levels.

The two leaders also attended the inauguration ceremony of the Year of Chinese Tourism.

Xi delivered an important speech at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, expounding on China's view on the current international situation and its position on international relations and on developing China-Russia relations.

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