|He Guoqiang (R), a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau and the head of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 21, 2012. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
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ST. PETERSBURG, June 22 (Xinhua) -- He Guoqiang, a senior leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC), met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to discuss advancing relations between their two countries.
He, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, is attending the 16th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum here.
He conveyed cordial greetings from CPC General Secretary and Chinese President Hu Jintao to Putin. The leader also said Putin's keynote speech at the forum detailed Russia's policies and measures on advancing economic and social development and demonstratws Moscow's will to advance reforms and combat corruption.
"During the visit, we are clearly feeling the remarkable changes Russia's economy and society have undergone in recent years," He said.
The Chinese leader said that he believes that under Putin's leadership, Russia will quicken implementation of its development strategy and make greater achievements in all aspects.
He said Putin's recent visit to China and the in-depth talks he had with Hu and other Chinese leaders yielded significant results. At the just-concluded G-20 summit, Hu and Putin also exchanged views on the development of China-Russia relations.