Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping. During the conversation, various aspects of today were touched upon.
“During the telephone conversation, the parties expressed their readiness to intensify the coordination of steps in the international arena. The work will be carried out in the interests of maintaining peace and stability on a regional and global scale, ”the Kremlin said in a statement.
In particular, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping talked about the fight against COVID-19. The parties agreed to intensify the efforts of the relevant departments to jointly counter the spread of infection, as well as to treat the infected.
In addition, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Good Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation, the parties agreed to deepen relations in a number of areas. In particular, Russia and China will continue to work in the energy sector, as well as in industrial cooperation.
The leaders of Russia and China also agreed to hold the Years of Russian-Chinese scientific, technical and innovative cooperation for 2020-2021, the Kremlin said in a statement. Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping congratulated each other on the upcoming New Year, assessed the growth of bilateral ties, and in honor of the 75th anniversary of victory in World War II, “the unity of the approaches of Russia and China in upholding historical truth was emphasized.”