Meeting in Hangzhou
On September President of Russia Vladimir Putin had
meeting with President of China Xi Jinping. The two presidents discussed the
current state of bilateral relations, prospects for developing cooperation, and
current international and regional issues.
Beginning of meeting President of China Xi Jinping sad: ‘It is a great pleasure
to receive my old friend President Putin and all of the Russian delegation here
in Hangzhou. I wish you a warm welcome to the eleventh G20 summit. As one of the
key global economies and leading countries with established markets, Russia
plays a big part in promoting health and stable global economic development and
developing global economic governance.
Russia successfully hosted the G20 summit in September 2013. I am sure that your
participation will help us to achieve positive results at this summit too.
You made a successful visit to China in June, when we celebrated the 15th
anniversary of our major bilateral treaty [on friendship, good neighbourliness
and cooperation], signed and announced three important joint statements and
witnessed the signing of around 30 bilateral cooperation agreements.
This clearly demonstrates our mutual commitment to deepen our comprehensive
partnership and cooperation, showed in full measure that our countries share
common positions on current international and regional issues, and clearly
stated our common call to support global strategic stability and work for peace
and security in the world.’
President of Russia Vladimir Putin sad: ‘We celebrated the 15th anniversary of
our friendship treaty this year and, during my visit to China in June, discussed
in detail all different areas of our cooperation. Our relations are developing
just as well as we hoped. There are problems linked to the general global
economic development situation, but there are positive aspects too. Our exports
are growing overall, including in such important areas as exports of vehicles
and equipment. We are grateful to you for the close attention the Chinese
government gives to this work. This is improving our export and mutual trade
situation in general. Of course, we do still have a lot of work to do, but I am
confident that we are on the right track.
I just met in Vladivostok with members of the Chinese business community.
Overall, our Chinese partners are happy with the way we are building relations
on the practical level, and I am pleased to hear that the political efforts we
are making at the top are producing results for those who are engaged in the
real economy and are at work on the ground in this area.
We will continue pursuing our contacts at the political, parliamentary and
public levels. We have youth organisations working together, tourism exchanges,
and we continue our cultural cooperation.
We certainly wish our Chinese friends and you personally success with holding
this G20 summit. We see how much effort you have put into preparing this big
event. We support the main agenda you have set for this summit and it will be
our pleasure to take part in the discussions.’