BEIJING, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with Russian presidential administration chief Sergei Ivanov.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Russian presidential administration chief Sergei Ivanov during their meeting in Beijing, capital of China, July 9, 2014.(Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)
President Xi said his close contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin shows the special characteristics of the China-Russia relationship.
Xi said he is looking forward to meeting with President Putin in Brazil during the sixth BRICS leaders' meeting this month and welcomes Putin to attend the APEC meetings in November in Beijing.
He said he believes that they will reach further consensus on deepening and expanding bilateral cooperation.
Xi urged relevant departments of the two countries to act in close coordination and ensure all bilateral mechanisms run smoothly to fully implement the consensus he reached with Putin.
China and Russia will jointly hold activities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the World Anti-Fascist War, Xi said, calling on the two sides to strengthen cooperation so as to make the activities a success.
Ivanov said the close contact between President Putin and President Xi has vigorously promoted the Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination.
The two countries signed a series of agreements with epoch-making significance during President Putin's state visit to China in May, Ivanov said, stressing Russia will work with China to fully implement the two presidents' important consensus.
He said Russia will work with China to push forward pragmatic cooperation, enhance coordination in major projects, youth exchanges, security and law enforcement as well as jointly crack down on the three evil forces of terrorism, separatism and extremism.
The two countries will observe the 70th anniversary of the victory of the World War II to show the two countries' significant contributions, he said.
Li Zhanshu, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee, was present at the meeting.
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