China ready to promote cooperation with Russia: Xi


BEIJING Dec 31 (TNS): Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday his country is ready to consolidate political and strategic relations and expand all-around pragmatic cooperation with Russia.

He made the pledge in his New Year greeting message to Russian President Putin.

He remarked that China seeks to promote international strategic coordination with Russia and work for new achievements after further development of bilateral ties.

He noted that next two years will be the years of cooperation and exchanges between the two countries.