China to minimize pollution damage to Russia
Updated: 2005-12-08 21:08
Before meeting with Hu, Medvedev, also president of the organizing committee
of the Russia Year in China, had held talks with Chinese State Councilors Tang
Jiaxuan and Chen Zhili. The two sides agreed to hold large-scale cultural
activities within the coming two years, a move to strengthen bilateral strategic
The Russia Year in China scheduled for 2006 and the China Year in Russia for
2007 were in a joint statement during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit
to China last year.
The two goodwill programs cover a wide spectrum of areas including culture,
education, economy, political systems and traditional customs of the two
Hu said he hoped the organizing committees of the two countries and relevant
departments would improve coordination to ensure the cultural programs full
The Chinese president also hailed China-Russia relations, saying that China
is ready to further pragmatic cooperation with Russia and try to score new
progress in cooperation on economy, trade, energy, science and technology.
Hu also expressed his hope that the two countries would upgrade their
strategic cooperative partnership to a new level through closer cooperation in
regional and international affairs and jointly safeguard world and regional
peace, stability and development.
In response, Medvedev said Russia-China relations are currently at a high
level with vibrant cooperation in economy, trade and cultural areas and the two
also share many consensus on key international issues.
He said he believed that the Cultural Year programs to be held in the next
two years would be successful.