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Xi Jinping Meets with President Vladimir Putin of Russia

On September 3, 2017, President Xi Jinping met with President Vladimir Putin of Russia in Xiamen.

Xi Jinping welcomed Vladimir Putin to attend the ninth BRICS Xiamen Summit and the Dialogue between Emerging Market Economies and Developing Countries in China. Xi Jinping stressed that during my visit to Russia this July, Mr. President and I reached important consensus on deepening China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination. All departments of both countries are comprehensively implementing the consensus reached by the two heads of state and pushing forward cooperation in various fields for new outcomes. Both sides should consolidate the already established high-level political mutual trust, firmly increase mutual support, and enhance strategic coordination. Both sides should make use of bilateral cooperation mechanisms, implement cooperation projects in such major fields as energy, aviation and aerospace, and nuclear power, actively advance the docking cooperation between the "Belt and Road" construction and the Eurasian Economic Union, speed up and carry out the alignment in connectivity and other projects, so as to promote common development in neighboring regions of the two countries. Both sides should intensify people-to-people and cultural and local exchanges, strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples, enhance exchanges and cooperation between the two militaries, and intensify coordination and cooperation in international multilateral occasions. The Chinese side is willing to make joint efforts with Russia to elevate bilateral relations to new and higher levels, assist respective development and renewal, and jointly safeguard regional and world peace and stability.

Xi Jinping pointed out that under the current circumstance, strengthening BRICS cooperation and making it play a greater role in international affairs not only conform to the common interests of the BRICS countries but also are the expectation of the international community, particularly the emerging market economies and developing countries. We should consolidate unity and cooperation, send out positive signals, and focus on the overall situation of cooperation to plan the direction and emphasis of BRICS cooperation. We should strengthen coordination and cooperation, elevate the influence in international affairs, and improve mechanism construction, so as to push for the stable and continuous development of BRICS cooperation. The Chinese side is willing to, together with BRICS countries including Russia, push forward the Xiamen Summit for fruitful outcomes, well carry out the follow-up implementation of the outcomes, and spare no efforts to push forward the in-depth and practical development of BRICS cooperation, in a bid to usher in the second "golden decade" of BRICS cooperation.

Vladimir Putin expressed that Russia-China relations continue to show a positive development momentum. The two countries maintain close high-level exchanges, and it is fairly important to enhance bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination and deepen bilateral communication and coordination in major international and regional issues. The Russian side stands ready to, together with China, deepen cooperation in such fields as investment, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, aviation and aerospace, strengthen exchanges in culture, education, sports, media, tourism and locality, and intensify bilateral military exchanges. Russia supports China in successfully holding the BRICS Xiamen Summit and Dialogue between Emerging Market Economies and Developing Countries.

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin also exchanged in-depth views on international and regional issues of common concern, agreeing to stick to the goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, intensify communication and coordination, and properly handle the latest situation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's nuclear test once again.

After the meeting, the two heads of state jointly visited the exhibition on intangible cultural heritage originated from southern Fujian.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others attended above activities.

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