Putin: strategic cooperation with China is priority of Russia’s foreign policy
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a meeting in Da Ngan today.
"I would like to note that our efforts are not in vain. Trade growth exceeds 35% This is good news. You have mentioned a number of big projects in various areas. We will continue to work hard on them. We will look for new areas of cooperation. I am sure we will find them," Putin said at the meeting.
The Russian President congratulated Xi Jinping on his reelection Secretary General of China’s Communist Party at the October congress. "The results of the congress proved not only your high authority but also the wide support of the Chinese people to your course," he said, adding that comprehensive strategic cooperation with China remains a top priority of Russia’s foreign policy.
Xi Jinping, in turn, thanked Putin for his congratulation. He also hailed successful implementation of a number of joint projects, including in the gas sector and aircraft building, as well as progress in linking China’s The Belt and the Road initiative with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). He stressed that China is ready to further develop relations with Russia.