Chinese president arrives in Moscow to boost cooperation

Discussion in 'China' started by Someoneforyou, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Someoneforyou

    Someoneforyou Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    990
    Likes Received:
    51
    Chinese president arrives in Moscow to boost cooperation
    16 JUNE 2011

    Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for a state visit aimed at deepening pragmatic cooperation between China and Russia.

    Hu said in a statement released upon his arrival at the airport that his visit intends to inject fresh impetus into the sustained, healthy and stable growth of the China-Russia strategic partnership of cooperation.

    In the Russian capital, Hu will meet with President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The two sides will exchange views on planning for the development of China-Russia relations in the next decade and on major regional and international issues.

    As the international situation is undergoing profound and complicated changes, the great cause of peace and development of the mankind now faces a number of challenges, Hu said in his statement.

    Hu expressed China's willingness to work with Moscow to focus on deepening the China-Russia strategic partnership of cooperation in an all-round way.

    Noting that this year marked the 10th anniversary of the signing of the China-Russia Treaty on Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation, Hu said the two countries should always adhere to the principles of the treaty and advocate the idea of friendship from generation to generation.

    He said China is ready to work with Russia to make new and greater contributions to the sustainable growth and comprehensive rejuvenation of the two countries, as well as to the benefits of their peoples and to world peace and development.` Over the past decade, the China-Russia strategic partnership of cooperation has seen unprecedented development under the guidance of the principles and spirit of the treaty, Hu said, citing strengthened political mutual trust, enhanced pragmatic cooperation in an all-round way and improved cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two sides.

    China and Russia have also carried out effective and fruitful coordination and cooperation in regional and international affairs, said the Chinese president.

    Hu said that growth of China-Russia relations has promoted the development of both countries, pushed forward the process of multi-polarization of the world and played an important role in promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

    In the past decade, the development of China-Russia ties has made remarkable progress. Political and strategic mutual trust between the two nations have deepened continuously. The two countries have established mechanisms for high-level exchange of visits and all-round cooperation.

    The two nations have become each other's major trading partner, and have coordinated closely in dealing with major world and regional affairs.

    In 2010, Hu and Medvedev held six bilateral meetings, and reached important agreements on further deepening the China-Russia strategic partnership of cooperation.

    Last year, their two-way trade volume reached 55.4 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of 43 percent over the previous year.

    In the first part of this year, the development of bilateral ties has maintained a sound momentum.

    Two months ago, the Chinese and Russian presidents met for the first time this year on the sidelines of a BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in the southern Chinese beach resort of Sanya, and the two leaders agreed to further improve cooperation and safeguard common interests.

    The China-Russia oil pipeline started operation at the beginning of this year, and the fifth round of their strategic security consultations last January was a great success.

    In the first four months of this year, bilateral trade stood at 22.3 billion dollars. The two countries have also had closer coordination and cooperation in dealing with international and regional affairs.

    Speaking at a press conference last month, Medvedev spoke highly of bilateral ties between Russia and China, saying their bilateral cooperation has bright prospects.

    "I think our relations are excellent. As my Chinese partners' saying, we might have never had such advanced and good relations," Medvedev said. "We hope our relations will continue boosting in the next years and decades."

    Meeting with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi last month, the Russian president said that Hu's visit is a big event for bilateral ties, and Russia would give high priority and make joint efforts with China to ensure the success of the visit.

    Hu flew to Moscow from Astana after a visit to Kazakhstan and a Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit.

    From Moscow, the Chinese president will travel to St. Petersburg, where he is expected to deliver a speech at the opening ceremony of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.



    Chinese President Hu Jintao (front) arrives in Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2011. Hu Jintao arrived in Moscow Wednesday for a state visit to Russia to deepen pragmatic cooperation between China and Russia. He will attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum during visit.
    [​IMG]


    Chinese President Hu Jintao (front) arrives in Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2011. Hu Jintao arrived in Moscow Wednesday for a state visit to Russia to deepen pragmatic cooperation between China and Russia. He will attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum during visit.
    [​IMG]


    Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) is greeted by Russian Culture Minister Alexander Avdeyev upon his arrival in Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2011. Hu Jintao arrived in Moscow Wednesday for a state visit to Russia to deepen pragmatic cooperation between China and Russia. He will attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum during visit.
    [​IMG]


    Source: People's Daily Online
     
  2.  
  3. Someoneforyou

    Someoneforyou Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    990
    Likes Received:
    51
    Chinese, Russian leaders laud friendship treaty, pledge new efforts
    17 JUNE 2011

    Chinese and Russian leaders on Thursday lauded a 10-year-old friendship treaty between their countries and pledged fresh efforts to further develop bilateral relations.

    Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issued a joint statement on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the signing of the China-Russia Treaty of Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation, noting that the two countries have seen all-round rapid development of bilateral relations in the past decade.

    Cooperation in various fields has reached an unprecedented level since the signing of the treaty, said the statement.

    Over the past decade, the two countries have seen frequent high-level exchanges and remarkable enhancement of political mutual trust, the statement said.

    Both countries have set as their foreign policy priority the promotion of bilateral ties. They have seen the final settlement of border issues and as a result, the China-Russia border has become a link for peace and all-round cooperation between the two countries, said the statement.

    Pragmatic cooperation in economics and trade, investment, finance, energy and science and technology has seen rapid development, it said.

    It noted that the social foundation of China-Russia relations has been consolidated remarkably. Activities such as the "China Year in Russia" and "Russia Year in China" and "Chinese Language Year in Russia" and "Russian Language Year in China" have made significant contributions to the development of bilateral humanistic exchanges and the promotion of mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples.

    The signing and implementation of the friendship treaty have international significance, setting a successful example of constructive relations of harmonious co-existence, equality and trust, mutual benefit and win-win between two big nations, the statement said.

    Strategic collaboration between China and Russia based on the treaty has become an important factor in international affairs, which is conducive to the establishment of a new just and rational international order as well as the multipolarization of the world and the democratization of international relations, the statement said.

    The sustained development of China-Russia ties is in the fundamental interests of the two countries, has brought real benefits to the two peoples and promoted regional and world peace, security and stability, the statement said.

    In 2001, then Chinese President Jiang Zemin and then Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the China-Russia Treaty on Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation.

    The treaty, which draws on the experience in the long-term development of China-Russia relations and follows established principles of international law, has become a basic international legal document governing contemporary relations, the joint statement said.

    The model of China-Russia relationship defined by the treaty -- a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership based on equality and mutual trust -- still carries realistic significance today, the statement said.

    The following decade offers new opportunities for further development of China-Russian ties, it said.

    Following the principles and spirit of the treaty, both sides will continuously dedicate themselves to the development of a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership based on equality, mutual trust, mutual support, common prosperity and lasting friendship, it said.

    The statement said China and Russia have decided on the following:

    -- to continue to maintain high-level contacts, further promote mutual trust, firmly support each other's chosen paths of development, support each other's efforts to safeguard sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity. Both countries will take as foreign policy priority the advancement of bilateral ties.

    -- to deepen practical cooperation. Efforts should be made to create the necessary conditions for bilateral trade to reach 100 billion U.S. dollars by 2015, and to 200 billion dollars by 2020. China and Russia will improve the investment promotion mechanism and keep expanding mutual investment.

    In the energy sector, both countries will promote cooperation in oil, gas, nuclear power, coal, electricity and new energy, and build a strategic and long-term energy partnership based on mutual benefits.

    China and Russia will explore new ways of cooperation in science and technology and innovation to ensure all-round cooperation in priority projects of joint basic research and high-tech research as well as in the commercialization and industrialization of scientific research achievements.

    Both countries will also expand and deepen region-to-region cooperation.

    -- to promote cooperation in education, culture, health, sports, media, tourism, films, archives and youth affairs, so as to promote friendship between the two peoples and to lay a solid social and popular foundation for the further development of China-Russia ties.

    -- to expand and deepen military exchanges and cooperation and to promote the traditional friendship between the two militaries.

    -- to keep closer coordination on international and regional issues under the tenets and principles of the UN Charter. Both countries will make efforts to strengthen cooperation in multilateral mechanisms such as the United Nations and the Group of 20 and to develop cooperative mechanisms such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, BRICS, and China-Russia-India cooperation, in order to maintain regional and international peace, security and stability.


    [​IMG]


    Source: People's Daily Online
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2011

Share This Page