Chinese President Hu Jintao
held a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir
Putin Saturday night, a press release from China's Ministry of
Foreign Affairs said.
Congratulating China on the 60th
anniversary marking the victory of the resistance war against
Japanese aggression, Putin said Russia and China have had close
cooperation during the war and the post-war reconstruction, which
laid down a solid foundation for the Russia-China friendship and
cooperation, the press release said.
Hu said both China's resistance war against Japanese aggression
and Russia's war of national defense are key components of the
international war against fascist.
Hu said the Chinese and Russian peoples supported each other and
fought together in the "life-and-death" battles which determined
the world's future and thus made indelible historical contributions
to the victory of the world war against fascist.
"The Chinese people will never forget the precious support
offered by then Soviet people. The deep friendship between the
Chinese and Russian people is our common treasure," Hu said.
Putin hailed the development of the Russia-China strategic
cooperative partnership and the effective cooperation in various
He said the success of the Russia-China joint military drill
which was conducted recently demonstrated the level of the
bilateral strategic cooperative partnership and the two countries
should improve cooperation in the future.
In response, Hu said the China-Russia relations developed
smoothly and the bilateral cooperation in economy, trade, energy
resources and investment have achieved new progress.
The two countries also maintained close consultation and
cooperation in key international and regional issues, Hu was quoted
He said the success of the first China-Russia joint military
drill deepened the understanding and trust between the two
He urged the two countries to take further steps to deepen the
bilateral strategic cooperative partnership.
The two presidents also exchanged views on other issues of
common concern, the press release said.
(Xinhua News Agency September 4, 2005)