A reception was held in Beijing on Thursday to mark the 50th
anniversary of the Russia-China Friendship Association, a leading
Russian non-governmental organization for Russia-China
Chairman of the Association Mikhail Titarenko headed a
delegation to attend the reception held by the Chinese People's
Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC).
At a symposium before the reception, CPAFFC President Chen Haosu
praised the Russia-China Friendship Association as a "strong link"
of the friendship between Russian people and the Chinese
For the past 50 years, he said, the Association has kept
introducing China's construction and reform to the Russian
Titarenko, who is also head of the Far East Institute of the
Academy of Sciences of Russia, said his Association is to attract
more people from all circles of Russia to the rank of promoting
friendship and the strategic cooperative partnership of the two
The Russia-China Friendship Association will also hold a meeting
in upcoming October in Russian capital to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of the Association, and Chen will head a CPAFFC
delegation to attend the celebration.
(Xinhua News Agency April 20, 2007)