BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhua) -- China and Russia on Tuesday pledged to further boost cooperation as President Hu Jintao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held talks in Beijing.
"The China-Russia relationship has maintained a positive, healthy and stable momentum of development over the recent years with the two sides' joint efforts," said the Chinese president.
Hu said he and Putin have agreed to take it as a diplomatic priority to further develop ties between the two nations.
Before the formal talks, Hu and Putin held a close-door meeting on some major issues.
Prior to the meeting, Hu held a red-carpet welcoming ceremony for Putin at the Great Hall of the People.
Invited by Hu, Putin is paying a state visit to China from June 5 to 7. He will attend the 12th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of the SCO scheduled to be held in Beijing on Wednesday to Thursday.
Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held talks on bilateral ties and the upcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) here on Tuesday. Full story
Russian president Putin arrived at the Great Hall of People Tuesday afternoon for a meeting with Chinese president Hu Jintao.
The 12th Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), slated on June 6-7 in Beijing, will be a transitional meeting of great significance in the history of SCO as it will push for pragmatic cooperation of member countries on politics, security and economy, thus paving way for its development in the second decade.Full story
The following is translated from an article by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Chinese flagship newspaper People’s Daily on the occasion of his official visit to the Peoples' Republic of China. Full story