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Acting President Vladimir Putin sent a message to Chinese President Jiang Zemin and Prime Minister Zhu Rongji congratulating them on the upcoming traditional Chinese spring festival

February 5, 2000

The message to Jiang Zemin says, in part:

“I highly appreciate the positive results in Russian-Chinese relations that we have achieved in recent years.

“I am certain that Russian-Chinese strategic cooperation in the interests of our people will continue to have a positive influence on the international situation.

“I would like to wish you and the Chinese people all the best.”

The message to Zhu Rongji says, in part:

“The last year saw our countries develop successfully in various areas. At present, the expansion of bilateral economic cooperation is a high priority. We expect solid results from our intergovernmental contacts.”

February 5, 2000