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China, Russia laud bilateral people-to-people exchange, cooperation

Updated: Jul 5,2016 4:19 PM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (R) meets with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow, capital city of Russia, on July 4, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

MOSCOW — Ever-deepening people-to-people exchange and cooperation between China and Russia will help enhance understanding between both countries, Vice-Premier Liu Yandong said in Moscow on July 4.

Liu made the remarks during a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of the Seventh session of the China-Russia Committee on People-to-People Exchange and Cooperation.

The vice-premier spoke highly of the various tangible results of bilateral cooperation in education, culture, health, sports, media and other fields in recent years.

She said that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China last month has injected fresh impetus into bilateral ties, and her visit is aimed at strengthening people-to-people ties in particular.

China appreciates Russia’s help in restoring the permanent exhibition hall at the site of the Sixth National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Moscow, which stands as a new cultural bridge to enhance bilateral understanding and friendship, said Liu.

The exhibition hall is located in the suburbs of Moscow and displays items used at the Sixth National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Moscow held in 1928, as well as other relevant pictures and documents. It is the only permanent exhibition hall about the Chinese Communist Party’s history outside China.

Liu said that this year marks the 15th anniversary of the signing of the China-Russia Good-Neighborly Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation, as well as the 20th anniversary of the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

Medvedev, for his part, spoke highly of the important role that people-to-people exchange between Russia and China has played in pushing forward the bilateral relationship.

The exhibition hall is like a hub of Chinese culture in Moscow and signifies the sincere friendship between China and Russia, he said.

The Russian Prime Minister also urged the two countries to maintain frequent high-level visits and enhance ties in trade, investment and innovation.