Chinese premier congratulates Russia's new prime minister

2020-01-17 Xinhua Editor:Zhao Yuning

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday sent a congratulatory message to Mikhail Mishustin on his assuming office as Russia's new prime minister.

In his congratulatory message, Li said that the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination has been developing at a high level in recent years.

The two sides have been pushing forward in-depth cooperation in such areas as economy and trade, investment, energy, cultural and people-to-people exchanges, and local affairs, Li said.

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Russia diplomatic relations in 2019, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin jointly announced the establishment of the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era, opening a new chapter in the development of bilateral ties, he added.

The Chinese premier said that he looks forward to working with Prime Minister Mishustin to promote bilateral cooperation to a higher level and inject stronger impetus into the development of China-Russia relations.

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