The Communist Party of China (CPC) and the United Russian Party
started a seminar in Moscow on Friday in a bid to exchange views on
international situation and promote bilateral ties.
The two-day seminar, participated by more than 70 party leaders,
scholars and government officials, is also one of the nearly 200
activities to be held this year to mark the "Year of China" in
"We will strengthen exchange and cooperation with our Russian
colleagues and contribute to the development of China-Russia
strategic partnership of cooperation." Wang Lequan, member of the
CPC Central Committee Political Bureau told the United Russian
Chairman Boris Gryzlov in an early Friday meeting.
Wang, also party secretary of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous
region, and Gryzlov, also speaker of the State Duma, the lower
house of Russian parliament, agreed to stimulate Chinese-Russian
cooperation in various sectors, especially in trade and economic
(Xinhua News Agency May 26, 2007)