China for joint efforts with Russia on global challenges

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

BEIJING - Chinese President Hu Jintao Tuesday said China and Russia should make joint efforts to achieve common development and combat global challenges.

At a meeting with Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Sergei Mironov in Beijing, Hu said the two countries should work for the establishment of a more fair and rational international order.

Mironov’s visit was another high-level visit after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s three-day state visit to China last month.

“China is willing to work with Russia to materialise consensuses and tasks agreed to during high-level visits,” Hu said.

Hu also said the two countries should enhance coordination within multilateral mechanisms in a bid to contribute to improved China-Russia strategic partnership of coordination.

Echoing Hu’s remarks, Mironov said the sound development of Russia-China ties complies with the mutual interests of both countries.

The Russian Federation Council will play its due role in facilitating bilateral cooperation in such areas as politics, trade and energy so as to make new contributions to the friendship between the two countries, Mironov said.

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