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China, Russia to exchange commemoration visits to mark 70th anniversary of the end of WWII

Updated: Jan 25,2015 10:17 AM

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has announced that the leaders of China and Russia will exchange state visits to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. The ministry’s spokesperson, Hua Chunying said both countries made great sacrifices and contributions to the victory of the world’s anti-Fascist War. She also said China will work with Russia to maintain high-level bilateral relations.

“As two of the main battlefields in Asia and Europe during World War Two, China and Russia will hold a series of celebrations, and state leaders will attend commemorations held in each other’s country. China attaches great importance to the development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Russia, and appreciates Russia’s positive attitude on expanding and deepening bilateral cooperation. China will make joint efforts with Russia to promote common development and prosperity and safeguard peace, security, and stability in the region and the world,” Hua says.