Russia is China's comprehensive strategic partner of coordination, and whatever volatile changes take may place on the international level, China will not change its determination to deepen relations with Russia, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday. [Special Coverage]
Xi made the remarks during a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
China cannot develop in isolation from the rest of the world, Xi said. And China is willing to work with Russia to advance bilateral relations to achieve more tangible fruits so as to benefit the two peoples as well as people from all other countries.
During the conversation, Putin congratulated Xi on his reelection as the general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Putin also extended congratulations on the successful conclusion of the 19th CPC National Congress.
Expressing appreciation for Putin's congratulations, Xi said that the just-concluded congress formulated an overall principle and and an action guideline for the future development of the CPC and China, reflected the strong consensus reached by all the 89 million party members.
"We have the confidence and the capacity to lead the Chinese people toward the goal of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, which is the CPC's historic responsibility and mission," Xi said.