Hu: Chinese-Russian Border Disputes Resolved ‘Once and for All’

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao says China and Russia have resolved their border disputes once and for all, and are now each other's most important strategic partner.

Mr. Hu was in Moscow Thursday as he and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev marked the 10th anniversary of the Treaty of Good Neighborliness.

The pact solidified Chinese-Russian friendship after decades of tension and border disputes when both nations were communist powerhouses.

Mr. Hu said Chinese-Russian relations will always be China's foreign policy priority. He said their close ties have brought development and substantial benefits to their peoples and promoted world peace and stability.

He noted that bilateral trade has grown from just $8 billion in 2000 to $60 billion last year.

Mr. Medvedev said his talks in the Kremlin with President Hu focused on how China and Russian can deepen their relations through trade, cooperation in technology, tourism, and contacts between Russian and Chinese children.