Tuesday, January 18, 2011

China, Russia to hold fifth strategic security negotiations

20:51, January 18, 2011

China and Russia will hold their fifth round of strategic security talks in Russia next week, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

"At the invitation of Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, State Councilor Dai Bingguo will visit Russia from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25 to attend the fifth round of China-Russia strategic security talks," Hong Lei said at a regular press conference in Beijing.

During his visit, Dai will exchange views with senior Russian officials on important international and regional issues of common concern as well as strengthening China-Russia strategic coordination, Hong said.

A focus is to make reality the consensus of deepening the strategic partnership of coordination reached by Chinese and Russian leaders, Hong said.

"We believe that the fifth round of China-Russia strategic security negotiations will yield important results," Hong said.

The mechanism of China-Russia strategic security talks was initiated by leaders of the two countries in 2005. It is an important channel for both parties to exchange views on international affairs and bilateral relations, Hong said.


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