On the afternoon of 21 March local time, President Xi Jinping had large-group talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow.
President Xi pointed out that with the joint efforts of the two sides, China-Russia relations have maintained a momentum of robust, sound and steady growth. The two countries have enjoyed deepening political mutual trust, convergence of interests, and understanding between the peoples, and have advanced cooperation on trade, investment and energy, and on exchanges at people-to-people and sub-national levels. Yesterday evening and this morning, he had good exchanges with President Putin and Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, and they reached a number of important common understandings. China-Russia cooperation is covering more areas, building greater consensus and delivering early harvests. More cooperation is being comprehensively advanced.
China is in the first year of fully implementing the guiding principles set forth by the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and will foster a new development paradigm at a faster pace, promote high-quality development, and advance Chinese modernization in all respects. Russia is pursuing its national development goals through 2030. The two sides need to step up communication and coordination for new and greater progress in practical cooperation. President Xi expressed his readiness to work with President Putin to provide guidance and instructions for the bilateral relations and practical cooperation to boost the development and rejuvenation of both countries.