Home>News Center>China

Chinese, Russian presidents hail wartime friendship
Updated: 2005-09-04 11:31

BEIJING, Sept. 3 -- Chinese President Hu Jintao held a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Saturday night, a press release from China's Foreign Ministry said.

Congratulating China on the 60th anniversary marking the victory of the resistance war against Japanese aggression, Putin said Russia and China have had close cooperation during the war and the post-war reconstruction, which laid down a solid foundation for the Russia-China friendship and cooperation, the press release said.

Hu said both China's resistance war against Japanese aggressionand Russia's war of national defense are key components of the international war against fascist.

Hu said the Chinese and Russian peoples supported each other and fought together in the "life-and-death" battles which determined the world's future and thus made indelible historical contributions to the victory of the world war against fascist.

"The Chinese people will never forget the precious support offered by then Soviet people. The deep friendship between the Chinese and Russian people is our common treasure," Hu said.

Putin hailed the development of the Russia-China strategic cooperative partnership and the effective cooperation in various fields.

He said the success of the Russia-China joint military drill which was conducted recently demonstrated the level of the bilateral strategic cooperative partnership and the two countries should improve cooperation in the future.

In response, Hu said the China-Russia relations developed smoothly and the bilateral cooperation in economy, trade, energy resources and investment have achieved new progress.
Page: 12

Relief materials from China heading to the US
Gas burning kills 17 miners in Shanxi
Blair tries football skills among Chinese kids
  Today's Top News     Top China News

Growing energy moves by China make U.S. angry



Official: Shenzhou VI to be launched soon



New Orleans after Katrina: Back to Stone Age



Blair senses sea change in China visit



Iraqi Leader: Saddam confessed to crimes



Airbus, banking deals cement China-EU ties


  StanChart takes 19.9% stake in Bohai Bank
  Official: Shenzhou VI to be launched soon
  Lifting arms embargo on long-term agenda
  Legislation key to epidemic control
  Nation to join EU in pension project
  Mock trial highlights court process
  Go to Another Section  
  Story Tools  
  Related Stories  
Attacks on US served only to unite world - Putin
Beslan's mothers to blame Putin for their loss
Russian president to visit Japan on Nov 20-22
China-Russia statement on new world order
Deals pave way for closer Sino-Russian links
Chinese, Russian presidents meet
Putin to visit Japan in November - reports
  News Talk  
  It is time to prepare for Beijing - 2008