On June 15, 2013, President Xi Jinping held telephone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the request.
Xi Jinping pointed out that the current China-Russia relationship is advancing to a higher level. The two sides are actively implementing the important consensus and agreements reached by the heads of state at their summit in Moscow in March this year. High-level exchanges between the two countries are frequent. Bilateral cooperation in the fields of investment, energy, local exchanges, culture, law enforcement and security has made positive progress and the both sides have conducted closer coordination and collaboration on international affairs. China supports Russia in hosting St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Xi Jinping said, I cherish my personal friendship and mutual trust with President Putin. China is ready to maintain close communication and cooperation with Russia on bilateral relations and major international and regional affairs in the spirit of comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
Xi Jinping briefed Putin on the post-earthquake reconstruction efforts in Lushan and once again expressed the gratitude to the Russian side for the support and aid.
Putin said that Russia-China relationship has reached an unprecedented high in terms of the level of mutual trust and quality of cooperation. The state visit to Russia by President Xi Jinping in March this year strongly promoted the bilateral relations. It is of long-term strategic significance to develop Russia-China relations. Russia is willing to make joint efforts with China to put into action the major achievements of that visit. He highly values the constructive friendly relationship between the two heads of state and is willing to keep regular exchanges with President Xi. He hopes to meet President Xi again at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg later this year. Wish China move forward smoothly with the national development.
The two leaders also exchanged views on the Korean Peninsular situation and other topics.