Putin congratulates Xi Jinping on re-election as General Secretary of CPC Central Committee
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on his re-election as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
"In his message, the Russian leader stressed that the results of the vote have fully confirmed Xi Jinping’s political influence, extensive support for his policy aimed at accelerating China’s socio-economic development and strengthening its international standing," the Kremlin press service said.
Putin expressed confidence that the decisions of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which "has become a truly historic event," will help foster ties and comprehensive trust-based partnership between the two countries.
Russian President reaffirmed his interest in pushing ahead with concerted efforts to develop the entire range of the Russian-Chinese ties, constructive interaction in tackling pressing regional and international issues, adding that he would be glad to meet with Xi Jinping at the APEC summit in Da Nang.