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Premier sends congratulations on China-Russia youth concert

Updated: May 9,2015 9:34 AM     Xinhua

State Councilor Yang Jiechi (L, front) and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets (R, front) attend the concert held by a Chinese-Russian youth symphony orchestra in Moscow, Russia, on May 8, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Premier Li Keqiang on May 8 sent a congratulatory message over a concert held in Moscow, Russia, by a Chinese-Russian youth symphony orchestra.

In his message, Li said the concert, organized to commemorate the victory of the World Anti-Fascist War, is of special significance, as this year marks both the 70th anniversary of that victory and the China-Russia Youth Friendly Exchange Year.

He urged the youth of both countries to remember history and carry forward the baton of friendship between the two nations.

The Premier also suggested that the young generations of the two neighbors boost exchanges and learn from each other, so as to continuously inject fresh vigor into the development and rejuvenation of both countries.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also sent a message of congratulations over the concert.

He said that although the orchestra is young, it has become a symbol of youth exchanges between Russia and China.

He also expressed his confidence that the performance will definitely leave a deep impression on its audience upon the 70th anniversary of the World Anti-Fascist War.

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets were present at the concert.