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Telephone conversation with President of China Xi Jinping

March 19, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping.

The presidents thoroughly discussed the situation around the coronavirus pandemic, given that Russia and China established close cooperation in fighting the infection from the very outset.

The Russian side highly assessed the results achieved by the Chinese leadership and the Chinese people in countering the spread of the disease.

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping spoke in favour of further mutual assistance and deeper cooperation in healthcare and the development of new medicines.

In addition, the leaders exchanged opinions on a number of other aspects of promoting friendly Russian-Chinese relations.

March 19, 2020