MOSCOW, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Saturday called for a correct view of history, saying the Soviet Union and China's contributions to victory in the world's anti-fascist war are "ironclad."
Hu spoke while meeting with representatives of the Russian veterans of World War II, who participated in the battles for the liberation of China's Northeast.
"It is an ironclad fact that China and the Soviet Union have made exceptional contributions to the success of the world's anti-fascist war, and the Chinese people highly valued the Soviet people's role in the war and would always firmly remember the Soviet people's assistance to us at a critical juncture," Hu said.
Hu also called for strengthened strategic coordination between China and Russia in a complex and volatile international situation.
Hu called on the two countries to jointly propose a new security concept featuring mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and cooperation, and jointly appeal to the establishment of a harmonious world featuring lasting peace and common prosperity.
Hu said China and Russia should strengthen their strategic coordination, act as each other's strategic support, advance the multipolarization process and safeguard world peace.
"China and Russia bear the responsibility of promoting the world multipolarization and the democratization of international politics for the establishment of a more equitable and reasonable new international political order," Hu said.
He said close cooperation between China and Russia in international affairs would protect the interests of both countries and safeguard peace and stability of the region and the world at large.