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China: Russia and China have 'a strategic partnership' - Sergei Ivanov00:47

China: Russia and China have 'a strategic partnership' - Sergei Ivanov

China, Beijing
March 25, 2016 at 17:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian-Chinese ties have "the character of a strategic partnership" said the Chief of Staff of the Russian Presidential Executive Office, Sergei Ivanov, in Beijing on Friday, after he had met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Ivanov explained that the history of close ties between the two countries has consistently been developing over the past few years. Sergei Ivanov went on to say that he was able to recognise this process, stating that "over the past 15 years I have visited China almost every year. I have been here while occupying different positions." In his capacity as defence minister he recalled "the first large-scale joint military exercises in Qingdao."

Earlier in the day, Ivanov, who was on the second and final day of his visit to China, discussed a number of issues with Xi Jinping. The Russian politician also conveyed "warm greetings" from President Vladimir Putin.

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Russian-Chinese ties have "the character of a strategic partnership" said the Chief of Staff of the Russian Presidential Executive Office, Sergei Ivanov, in Beijing on Friday, after he had met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Ivanov explained that the history of close ties between the two countries has consistently been developing over the past few years. Sergei Ivanov went on to say that he was able to recognise this process, stating that "over the past 15 years I have visited China almost every year. I have been here while occupying different positions." In his capacity as defence minister he recalled "the first large-scale joint military exercises in Qingdao."

Earlier in the day, Ivanov, who was on the second and final day of his visit to China, discussed a number of issues with Xi Jinping. The Russian politician also conveyed "warm greetings" from President Vladimir Putin.

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