Russia highlights ties with China ahead of Putin's visit

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Russia's foreign minister says President Vladimir Putin's planned trip to China will give "powerful impulse" to ties between the two nations.

Speaking Tuesday at a Moscow conference, Sergey Lavrov described expanding ties with China as a priority in Russia's foreign policy.

"We are certain that President Putin's visit to China planned for June will give a powerful impulse to the multifaceted strategic Russian-Chinese partnership and will favor further the realization of its inexhaustible, truly inexhaustible potential".

The Chinese representative at the Russian-Chinese Friendship Committee Dai Bingguo also spoke at the conference, stating that relations between the two countries have never been better.

Putin is set to visit China in June on a trip intended to further boost cooperation on energy and other areas.

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