(MENAFN) Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming state visit to Russia, his first foreign trip since being re-elected as Chinese president, is expected to strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries. The visit, scheduled for March 20-22, is set to map out the blueprint for the development of the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era. The visit will also push forward practical cooperation between the two countries and inject strong impetus into the endeavor to maintain peace and prosperity, while jointly building a community with a shared future for mankind.
The China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination is a model for major-country relationships characterized by equality, mutual trust, support and coordination. Under this partnership, the two countries have strengthened political and strategic mutual trust, deepened economic and trade cooperation, and enhanced cultural and people-to-people exchanges. This visit is expected to further strengthen this partnership and deepen the strategic cooperation between the two countries.
In June 2019, during a visit to Moscow, Xi and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, signed and issued a joint statement, raising bilateral ties to the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era. This move opened up a new chapter in China-Russia relations featuring higher level and greater development. In addition, the two leaders participated in a grand ceremony to welcome two Chinese pandas, Ruyi and Dingding, to their new home in Moscow. The event received widespread attention in both China and Russia, highlighting the close cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.
The state visit is expected to build on the achievements of the 2019 visit, further strengthening the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination between the two countries. The visit will also emphasize the importance of maintaining peace and stability in the world, while promoting mutual understanding and cooperation between China and Russia. Overall, the visit is expected to deepen the strategic cooperation between the two countries and strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation that exist between China and Russia.
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