Chinese President Xi Jinping in Moscow
On March 22-24, 2013, Xi Jinping, Chairman of the People’s Republic of China, together with his spouse paid a state visit to the Russian Federation. It was his first foreign tour on the post of China’s president and according to Chinese reports, this fact proves the special relationship between the two countries. The visit’s agenda was very intensive. It included meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as well as different events and signing of 36 agreements, mostly in the energy sector. Chinese delegation was accommodated in PRESIDENT HOTEL occupying 171 rooms, Presidential Suite included.
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping concluded their talks by approving a joint declaration on mutually advantageous cooperation and deepening the two countries’ comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation. The two presidents also oversaw the signing of a package of bilateral documents intended to further expand the countries’ strategic partnership, including agreements on oil production and refining, pipeline gas supplies and exploring coal deposits.
Prime Minister Medvedev evaluating the relationship between the two countries said that it is best in history and that the bilateral strategic partnership has enjoyed good development. He said the Russian side believed that X’s visit is fruitful and will further deepen bilateral strategic coordination . During the meeting President X’ said that he achieved his goals in visiting Russia and the results have far exceeded his expectations.
Strong economic and geopolitical ties between China and Russia symbolizes continuity in their relations, development at a high level of political, military and trade relations.