China will work with Russia to enhance strategic mutual trust and substantial cooperation to advance the China-Russian strategic partnership of cooperation to a new stage, Chinese President Hu Jintao said Thursday.
In a meeting with Russian Federation Council Chairman Sergei Mironov, Hu said China and Russia had maintained sound relations and the cooperation made progress. "The Year of China" in Russia had enriched Sino-Russian relations.
Hu said China would enhance mutual understanding and friendship with Russia in accordance with the principles of good-neighborly and cooperative treaty between the two countries.
Hu also said Chinese government supported legislative exchanges with Russia, hoping the two sides would strengthen the cooperation in the multilateral organizations including the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Mironov said furthering the relationship with China had been common aspiration of Russia's all parties and political groups, and the Russian Federation Council would like to work with the National People's Congress of China to push forward cooperation of the two countries in all areas.