Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in Russia
Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for a state visit aimed at deepening pragmatic cooperation between China and Russia. Hu flew in from Astana after concluding a trip to Kazakhstan, where he had a state visit and also attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit.
During his stay in Russia, the Chinese President is expected to meet with top Russian leaders. The two sides will exchange views on planning for the development of China-Russia relations in the next decade and on major regional and international issues.
He is also expected to travel to St. Petersburg to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. In a statement released upon his arrival, Hu Jintao noted that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the China-Russia Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation. He said his visit is intended to inject a fresh impetus into the sustained, healthy and stable growth of the China-Russia strategic partnership of cooperation.