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Telephone conversation with President of China Xi Jinping

May 8, 2020

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

The President of China warmly congratulated the President of Russia on the 75th anniversary of Victory in the  Great Patriotic War. He noted the special importance of this date for the peoples of both countries that sustained the heaviest losses as a result of the actions of aggressors. Vladimir Putin thanked Xi Jinping for his consideration on matters related to preserving the memory of thousands of Soviet soldiers and volunteers that perished in China. The resolve of both countries to oppose attempts to revise the results of World War II was underscored.

Discussing the challenge of countering the coronavirus, the presidents praised the high level of cooperation between the two countries that have been helping each other from the very start of the epidemic, and reaffirmed that cooperation would continue with the aim of developing vaccines and medications, consolidating the efforts of the international community to control the pandemic, and preventing the politicisation of this issue.

Other current matters related to the further development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between Russia and China were also discussed.

It was agreed to continue contacts and resume the exchange of visits as soon as the epidemiological situation allows.

May 8, 2020