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Telephone conversation with President of China Hu Jintao

August 17, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev had a telephone conversation with President of China Hu Jintao.

The Russian President expressed his condolences following the natural disasters in China, solidarity with the Chinese people and readiness to provide assistance, if necessary.

The President of China said he was touched and very grateful for this expression of friendly support. In turn, he said Chinese people followed the situation with the wildfires in the Russian Federation with keen interest and concern and noted with satisfaction that the Russian leadership was coping successfully with these natural disasters.

During the conversation, the two leaders gave a positive assessment to the well-established close ties between the two countries’ agencies responsible for disaster relief and called for further expansion of cooperation in this field.

Mr Medvedev and Mr Hu also discussed preparations for the planned visit of the Russian President to China scheduled for late September.

August 17, 2010