On December 21, 2022, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and president of the People’s Republic of China, met with visiting United Russia Party (PRU) Chairman Dmitry Medvedev at the invitation from the CCP, at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.
Xi Jinping asked Dmitry Medvedev to convey his cordial greetings and good wishes to President Vladimir Putin. He said, “The 20th Congress of the CPC has clearly defined the central task of comprehensively building a modern socialist country and great national rejuvenation through modernization with Chinese characteristics. We have enough advantages and confidence to follow the path of modernization with Chinese characteristics, which will also bring more opportunities for peace and prosperity to the world. The long-standing institutionalized exchanges between the CPC and the United Russia Party have become a unique channel and platform to consolidate political mutual trust between China and Russia, to promote mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, and demonstrate the strategic collaboration between the two countries providing strong support for the stability of China-Russia relations in the new era. Currently, relations between the ruling parties in China and Russia are entering their third decade. I hope that the two parties will continue to pursue in-depth exchanges on their experiences in governance, promoting the alignment of development strategies and promoting international and multilateral cooperation between political parties, and that they inspire each other on building the ruling party to bring wisdom and strength to deepening China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperation. »
Xi Jinping pointed out that over the past ten years, China-Russia relations have stood the test of international changes and have always developed at a high, healthy and stable level. Developing a new era of China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership is a long-term strategic choice made by both sides based on their respective national conditions. China stands ready to work with the Russian side to push China-Russia relations into the new era and jointly promote global governance in a more just and reasonable direction.
Xi Jinping said that on the Ukraine crisis, China has always decided its position and policy according to the cause of the matter itself, maintaining an objective and impartial position and actively promoting peace and talks. China hopes all parties concerned will exercise rationality and restraint, engage in comprehensive dialogue and resolve their common security concerns through political means.
Dmitry Medvedev first delivered President Vladimir Putin’s personal letter to President Xi Jinping, conveying his friendly greetings and best wishes. Dmitry Medvedev warmly congratulated Xi Jinping on his re-election as CPC General Secretary and the significant results achieved at the 20th CPC Congress. He said that the CPC’s leadership in achieving greater development in China will not only benefit China’s 1.4 billion people, but will also be of great significance to the whole world, and he believed that the decisions and plans made at the 20th CPC Congress would be effectively implemented. Cooperation between the United Russia Party and the CPC is an important part of Sino-Russian relations. In recent years, relations between the two sides have developed at a high level, and the two sides have achieved in-depth cooperation and exchanges. The United Russia Party is ready to strengthen exchanges with the CPC on governance, implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state, actively promote cooperation between the two countries in the fields of trade , economy, energy and agriculture, and to jointly resist all kinds of pressures and unjust measures imposed by external forces, in order to promote greater development of the Russia-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation. China. The crisis in Ukraine has its causes and is very complex. Russia is willing to resolve the issues it faces through peace talks.
The two sides also exchanged views on other international and regional issues of common concern.
Wang Yi attended the meeting.
Xi Jinping meets with United Russia Party Chairman Dmitry Medvedev