Hu: China sees relationship with Russia as diplomatic priority_English_Xinhua
Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with visiting Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, July 21, 2008. Hu said on Monday that the relationship with Russia has been China’s diplomatic priority. (Xinhua Photo)
President Hu Jintao said on Monday that the relationship with Russia has been China’s diplomatic priority.
He made the comment while meeting with Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov.
“We will work with Russia to deepen strategic coordination and upgrade the partnership to new heights,” said Hu.
Describing current Sino-Russian relations as stable and healthy, Hu mentioned his two meetings with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and comprehensive cooperation and consultation in international affairs.
Hu particularly expressed thanks for the support of Russia on the Taiwan, Tibetan and Olympics issues, as well as its assistance after the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan Province.
Of course, there’s no mention to Human Rights abuses…