President Hu Jintao returned to Beijing on Thursday morning
after his three-day state visit to Russia at the invitation of his
Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
During the visit, President Hu held talks with Putin. The two
countries signed a joint statement on ways to further develop the
Sino-Russian strategic partnership of cooperation.
Both leaders attended the opening ceremony of the Year of China
in Russia and that of a Chinese national exhibition.
The Year of China in Russia, a reciprocal event to the Year of
Russia marked in China last year, will stage some 200 events
covering politics, economy, science and culture to enhance
exchanges and understanding between the two countries in various
(Xinhua News Agency March 29, 2007)