The presidents warmly exchanged New Year greetings and summed up the development of Russia-China relations of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation in the outgoing year. The leaders praised bilateral ties, stating that they have reached the highest level in history and are truly beneficial to both sides. In the context of the 75th anniversary of Victory in World War II, they emphasised that Russia and China share the same positions on the need to uphold the historical truth and results of the war.
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping were pleased to note the effective joint efforts of their relevant agencies on countering the coronavirus pandemic and pointed to the importance of cooperation in developing and producing vaccines.
In light of the 20th anniversary of the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation Between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China in 2021, the presidents reaffirmed their shared intention to further promote cooperation in all areas, including the implementation of major joint projects on energy and industrial cooperation. They paid special attention to the cross years of Russia-China scientific, technical and innovation cooperation to be held in 2020–2021.
They also expressed their willingness to step up the coordination of steps in the international arena in the interests of regional and global peace and stability.
The two leaders will continue to keep in regular working contact in the future.