Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have exchanged New Year greetings.
On behalf of the Chinese government and people, Xi Jinping extended heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to Putin and the Russian people. Xi said that 2022 has been an extraordinary year.
Faced with the rapidly changing international situation and the continuous spread of the global epidemic, China and Russia have always maintained a healthy development momentum in relations.
The Chinese president said that in the last one year, China-Russia economic and trade cooperation has made continuous progress. New achievements were made in energy, investment, communication and other sectors, which strengthened the joint development of both countries.
Xi Jinping added that the two sides officially China. Russia launched a year-long exchange of sports, which further strengthened mutual understanding and traditional friendship between the peoples of the two countries.
He pointed out that the coming year of 2023 is the first year for China to fully implement the guiding principles of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and China. Russia relations will also benefit from new development opportunities.
Xi said he is willing to maintain close exchanges with Putin and lead the two sides in deepening comprehensive strategic and practical cooperation in various fields to benefit both countries and their peoples.
President Putin warmly congratulated Xi and wished the friendly Chinese people happiness and good health.
Putin said that during the last one year, Russia. China has continuously strengthened the comprehensive strategic partnership in connectivity, which has maintained a strong development momentum and has stood the test of external difficulties.