Senior Chinese and Russian officials on Tuesday voiced their
satisfaction with the development of a strategic partnership
between the two neighbors.
State Councilor Hua Jianmin spoke highly of the development of
the China-Russia strategic partnership of cooperation.
"The two countries have maintained frequent high-level visits
and deepening political trust," Hua told visiting Russian
Presidential Chief of Staff Sergei Sobyanin.
The cooperation in trade and culture had also been reinforced,
The activities of "The Year of Russia in China" and "The Year of
China in Russia" had further fleshed out the strategic cooperation,
"As both countries face opportunities for rapid economic
development, China would like to share experiences with Russia," he
Sobyanin said Russia was "satisfied with the bilateral ties and
He said the two countries should further tap the potential for
cooperation so as to benefit the two peoples.
Invited by the Chinese government, Sobyanin arrived in Beijing
on Tuesday for his first China visit.
(Xinhua News Agency September 27, 2006)