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President Xi Writes for Rossiskaya Gazeta on China’s Relations with Russia

March 20, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—As he usually does whenever he visits another country, China’s President Xi Jinping writes an op-ed for a major daily in the country of his hosts. Ahead of his visit today to Moscow, Xi Jinping wrote an article, “Forging Ahead To Open a New Chapter of China-Russia Friendship, Cooperation and Common Development,” in Rossiskaya Gazeta, in which he recalled: “Russia was the first country I visited after I was elected President 10 years ago... Over the past decade, I have made eight visits to Russia. I came each time with high expectations and returned with fruitful results, opening a new chapter for China-Russia relations together with President Putin.”

“My upcoming visit to Russia will be a journey of friendship, cooperation and peace. I look forward to working with President Putin to jointly adopt a new vision, a new blueprint and new measures for the growth of China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination in the years to come,”

the Chinese President said.

“To this end, our two sides need to enhance coordination and planning. As we focus on our respective cause of development and rejuvenation, we should get creative in our thinking, create new opportunities and inject new impetus. It is important that we increase mutual trust and bring out the potential of bilateral cooperation to keep China-Russia relations at a high level.”

The President’s entire article is published in English on the Foreign Ministry website.

At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote an op-ed, “Russia and China: A Future-Bound Partnership,” for People’s Daily, which is posted on the Kremlin website.

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