President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping (retranslated): President Putin, friends,
I would like to once again warmly welcome President Putin to China.
Today our countries have successfully completed important items on each country’s development agenda. To ensure the prosperity and stability of both countries, to promote the constructive basis established by the comprehensive development of Russia-China relations regardless of how the international situation might change, Russia and China have always adhered to the view that the development of bilateral relations is a priority for each of our states.
Each party strongly supports the other in upholding its root interests, and is deepening trade and economic, investment, energy, humanitarian and the regional aspects of cooperation. The two parties together are actively involved in international affairs and the establishment of the world order. Relations between Russia and China will provide a solid basis for promoting a new type of international relations.
Today the relations of all-round strategic cooperation and partnership, which have scaled a new historical height, have a new and highly important opportunity for further development. Our countries have formed new governments, and the mechanism of cooperation at the level of vice-premiers is working effectively.
I hope that the two sides will carry on the wonderful traditions, fully tap the potential of all the cooperation mechanisms, promote cooperation in all areas, constantly seek to achieve new results, strengthen the material basis for cooperation between the two countries and strive for a high level of development in Russia-China relations.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, Chinese colleagues, friends,
We have held very meaningful talks with President Xi Jinping in a restricted format. We openly exchanged opinions on the most important issues of Russian-Chinese strategic cooperation and also on current international matters.
We pointed out with satisfaction that Russian-Chinese relations remain truly friendly and good-neighbourly and are developing consistently in the spirit of comprehensive strategic partnership.
Our trade is growing, along with investment. We work closely together on international platforms and coordinate our efforts at international organisations. We are interacting at the level of foreign ministries and defence departments and promoting our military and technical cooperation.
I would like to express our appreciation of our joint efforts on regional platforms, including in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. We see that our Chinese friends have done a great deal to strengthen the SCO and make it a truly global organisation. We will contribute to boosting our joint efforts and our common interests in this area.
I am confident that the summit we will hold tomorrow will be a success and so I would like to thank our Chinese friends for what they have done towards this.
Thank you very much.