Xi: Step up China-Russia consensus
China and Russia should speed up implementing the consensuses reached by their two presidents and enhance cooperation in such areas as energy and innovation, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.
Xi made the remark while meeting with Anton Vaino, chief of staff of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation, who is on a two-day visit to China.
The China-Russia relationship is at its historical best, Xi said, adding that the two countries should cherish the partnership and deepen cooperation in all areas.
Mentioning his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok last month, Xi said that such high-level exchanges have helped develop the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination. The countries should speed up the connection between the Belt and Road and the Eurasian Economic Union, he said.
In 2014, a consultation mechanism was established for annual meetings between the director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the chief of staff of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation. The mechanism is of great significance, Xi said, adding that he supports maintaining such arrangements.