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China: Putin first foreign leader awarded Chinese Order of Friendship02:19

China: Putin first foreign leader awarded Chinese Order of Friendship

China, Beijing
June 8, 2018 at 14:20 GMT -00:00 · Published

Chinese President Xi Jinping awarded the Order of Friendship of the People’s Republic of China to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing on Friday. Putin is the first foreign leader to be awarded with the Order. Thanking Xi, Putin said "I see this as an appreciation and appraisal of Russia’s developing a spacious strategic partnership with China."Xi Jinping noted the order as being awarded for "supporting the development and upgrading of China."Putin arrived on an official visit to China on Friday. He is set to participate to the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Summit in Qingdao on Saturday and Sunday.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping awarded the Order of Friendship of the People’s Republic of China to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing on Friday. Putin is the first foreign leader to be awarded with the Order. Thanking Xi, Putin said "I see this as an appreciation and appraisal of Russia’s developing a spacious strategic partnership with China."Xi Jinping noted the order as being awarded for "supporting the development and upgrading of China."Putin arrived on an official visit to China on Friday. He is set to participate to the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Summit in Qingdao on Saturday and Sunday.

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