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Li Keqiang Meets with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia

On the evening of October 31, 2017, Premier Li Keqiang met at Yangyuan Hall, Diaoyutai State Guesthouse with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, who was paying an official visit to China and attending the 22nd China-Russia Prime Ministers' Regular Meeting.

Chinese Premier and Russian Prime Minister spoke highly of the sound progress made in China-Russia relations. Li Keqiang said that President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin have met and held telephone talks many times since this year, vigorously advancing the development of China-Russia relations. The just-concluded successful 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has elected a new CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core. Mr. Prime Minister is the first foreign leader to visit China after the 19th National Congress, which fully demonstrates the closeness and high level of China-Russia relations. China is willing to make joint efforts with Russia to consolidate mutual trust, expand cooperation and communication as well as push forward the translation of cooperation visions into reality through the Prime Ministers' Regular Meeting and cooperation mechanisms in various fields, so as to ensure sustained, healthy and stable development of China-Russia relations, better benefit the two peoples as well as jointly safeguard world peace, stability, development and prosperity.

Li Keqiang stressed that under new circumstances, China will further deepen reform, expand opening-up, cultivate new driving forces and make new ground in pursuing opening up on all fronts, in a bid to share the development opportunities with all countries.

Dmitry Medvedev congratulated on the successful conclusion of the 19th CPC National Congress and said Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination is of high level and a future-oriented one. Russia is willing to make joint efforts with China to promote bilateral relations and cooperation for greater development.

On the afternoon of the same day, Dmitry Medvedev laid a wreath to the Monument to the People's Heroes.

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