BEIJING, May 14 -- The Chinese and Russian foreign ministers held a telephone conversation on Wednesday over Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming visit to China.
Putin will pay a state visit to China and attend a summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia in Shanghai.
The visit bears great significance to the present and future development of the China-Russia relationship, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Hailing the full-scale preparatory work by both China and Russia, Wang called on continued efforts from both sides to guarantee a complete success of the visit, and to deepen strategic mutual trust, boost practical cooperation, strengthen coordination and cooperation within the framework of the United Nations including regional and international affairs, and push for fresh developments of the China-Russia comprehensive relations of strategic cooperation and partnership.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said his country attaches great importance to Putin's upcoming visit to China, and will join efforts with China to greatly promote achievement of positive results of the visit.
The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on other issues of common concern.