Putin Congratulates Xi on 72nd Anniversary of PRC's Founding
09:02 GMT 01.10.2021 (Updated: 18:49 GMT 19.10.2022)
© AFP 2023 / HOW HWEE YOUNGThe Russian and Chinese national flags are seen on the table as Russia's President Vladimir Putin (back L) and his China's President Xi Jinping (back R) stand during a signing ceremony at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on November 9, 2014.
© AFP 2023 / HOW HWEE YOUNG
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory letter to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, expressing confidence that the countries will continue to expand cooperation.
In his message, distributed by the Kremlin, Putin praised China's "impressive success in the economic, social, scientific, and technical spheres".
Sino-Russian relations are developing in the spirit of a comprehensive strategic partnership, based on the Treaty of Good Neighbourliness, Friendship, and Cooperation, signed in 2001, the Russian president added.
26 August 2021, 00:58 GMT
"I am confident that we will continue to expand Russian-Chinese cooperation in various areas through joint efforts. This fully meets the interests of our peoples and is in line with strengthening regional and global security and stability", Putin said.