Chinese, Russian premiers hold phone discussions

May 27th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by admin  

Beijing, May 27 (Xinhua) Chinese premier Wen Jiabao, in a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Tuesday, discussed China’s earthquake relief process and the recent successful tour to China by new Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Putin reaffirmed his sincere sympathies and condolences to the victims and sufferers of the killer May 12 quake in China’s northwest, pledging that Russia would do its utmost to help.

Referring to the prompt and strong support from Russia in relief efforts in the quake-hit area, Wen expressed sincere thanks to Putin on behalf of the Chinese government and people.

Medvedev’s recent visit to China has injected fresh momentum into the Sino-Russian partnership of strategic cooperation, Wen said.

The Chinese premier also expressed hope for close cooperation with Putin to push forward pragmatic cooperation between the two nations in every field.

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