Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Shanghai, east China on June 15, 2006. (Xinhua Photo)
SHANGHAI, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday vowed to enhance cooperation within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, implementing the consensus reached at the SCO summit and bolstering the organization's development.
The two countries have witnessed fruitful cooperation
within the framework of the SCO and ensured the SCO summit meeting a success, Hu
told Putin, who is in the Chinese economic hub for the summit meeting on
China and Russia have carried out substantial and
active cooperation in all fields and close coordination in international
affairs, hence bilateral relationship is unprecedented, Hu said during his talks
"I'm satisfied with the new progress made in
bilateral relations," Hu said. "China and Russia should strengthen support and
strategic coordination when the international and regional situation is becoming
China will join hands with Russia to enhance
political trust, support each other and deepen beneficial cooperation, Hu noted.
Hu said the Year of Russia in China this year has
produced good effect. He asked the two sides to start planning the Year of
Chinain Russia at an early date and make it a success.
On trade and economic cooperation, Hu appealed the
two sides to implement a development program for the 2006-2010 period as soon as
possible, improve trade structure, regulate trade activities and improve legal
basis for protecting two-way investment.
Putin said the frequent meetings between Russian and
Chinese leaders in the past years have stimulated the development of bilateral
ties and the two sides have witnessed remarkable fruits of cooperation.
He said the two countries could further cooperate in
trade, energy, electronics, machinery and environmental protection.
The two presidents expressed the hope of meeting
again in St. Petersburg this July when there will be dialogues between the Group
of Eight and developing countries.
With regard to the Iranian nuclear issue, they said
various parties concerned should grasp opportunities to peacefully resolvethe
issue through diplomatic talks, adding they will maintain contact and