made pancakes together, and tasted Russian honey and caviar

Xinhua News Agency, St. Petersburg, June 6 (Reporter Huo Xiaoguang, Lu Chuanzhong) President Xi Jinping attended the ceremony of accepting the honorary doctorate of St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg on the 6th. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the ceremony. When Xi Jinping arrived at the main building of the St. Petersburg State University, he was warmly welcomed by Putin. After a joint visit to the St. Petersburg State University's cooperation exhibition with China, the heads of state of the two countries entered the lecture hall. The teachers, students and guests all stood up and warmly applauded. The national anthem of China and Russia was played live. The President of the St. Petersburg State University announced the award of the degree and issued an honorary doctorate certificate to President Xi Jinping.

Xi Jinping said in his reply that he is honored to accept the honorary doctorate degree of St. Petersburg State University. St. Petersburg State University is a world-renowned university with a long history, a masterful collection of talents, and outstanding talents. It has made outstanding contributions to the development of science, culture and education in Russia and the world, and has trained a large number of Sinologists who are proficient in Chinese and Chinese culture. Educational cooperation is an important channel for enhancing people's understanding and friendship. In recent years, St. Petersburg State University has carried out close exchanges and cooperation with Chinese universities, which has effectively promoted the spread of Chinese culture in Russia and effectively promoted the development of Russian studies in China. Xi Jinping pointed out that in April this year, I witnessed Tsinghua University awarding an honorary doctorate to President Putin in Beijing. Tsinghua University and St. Petersburg State University are representatives of outstanding universities in the two countries, and also the alma mater of President I and Putin. The two universities respectively awarded honorary doctorates to the heads of state of the other countries, which are not only examples of close exchanges between the two sides in the field of education and humanities, but also an important manifestation of the high level of Sino-Russian relations.

It is hoped that both sides will continue to expand exchanges and cooperation in the field of education, widely disseminate their outstanding cultures, be inclusive, learn from each other, and cultivate more outstanding talents for their respective development and construction. Xi Jinping emphasized that youth is the hope of human progress and the future of Sino-Russian friendship. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Russia, and the relationship between the two countries has entered a new era. The young people of the two countries must be brave enough to shoulder the mission entrusted by the times, work together, make progress together, integrate their ideals into the great cause of the development and rejuvenation of the two countries and the friendship between the two peoples for generations, and develop the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between China and Russia in the new era. Make your own contribution. Putin said that he is honored that President Xi Jinping was awarded an honorary doctorate by my alma mater. I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to President Xi Jinping. President Xi Jinping made important contributions to promoting the in-depth development of Russia-China relations, and proposed a series of important initiatives in the field of international relations and personally promoted the implementation. The initiative to build the “Belt and Road” initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping has won wide support and participation from the international community.

Russia's top academic institutions such as the St. Petersburg State University have carried out fruitful exchanges and cooperation with China's leading academic institutions. The people of our two countries have continuously enhanced mutual understanding and will certainly promote the in-depth development of Russia-China relations. The ceremony ended in the live chorus of the teacher and student "International Student Song". After the ceremony, Russian students presented oil paintings to Xi Jinping, and Chinese students presented Putin with oil paintings. The two heads of state also visited the Mendeleev studio. Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi, He Lifeng, etc. participated. On the afternoon of the 6th local time, Xi Jinping left Moscow by special plane and arrived in St. Petersburg to attend the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Xi Jinping was warmly greeted by senior Russian officials at the St. Petersburg airport. When leaving Moscow, the Russian government held a farewell ceremony at the airport. The military band played the national anthem of China and Russia. Xi Jinping reviewed the honor guards of the Russian Armed Forces and the division. (Finish)

Original title: Hello old friend! Open a new era! -- President Xi Jinping and President Putin lead the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation into a new era, the Kremlin Malachite Hall on June 5, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin solemnly signed the Sino-Russian joint statement on the development of a comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation in the new era. New positioning, new connotation. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Russia, the world is in the historical gates of a major change in the past 100 years. At this moment, the annals of Sino-Russian relations will surely become a highlight in the history of international relations.

Friendship: "Warmly welcome old friends" This is the eighth time since Xi Jinping took office in 2013, he visited Russia. President Putin has arranged a welcoming ceremony. The 2nd floor of the Kremlin, the George Hall, is brightly lit and the music is lively. President Xi Jinping and President Putin came from opposite sides of the tens of meters long red carpet. Every step is so solid and powerful, just like the Sino-Russian relations led by the two heads of state in the past six years. After several steps, President Xi Jinping and President Putin have eagerly extended their right hand to each other. "Hello, old friend!" Once again, shaking hands, once again warm greetings.

In six years, President Xi Jinping and President Putin met 31 times. Such a high level of heads of state diplomacy is rare in contemporary international relations. In addition to the meeting, the two leaders have more eclectic and rich interactions. I exchanged views on the telephone, sent a letter of congratulations and condolences, and took a high-speed rail, made pancakes together, and tasted Russian honey and caviar together... an unforgettable moment that made a piece of Chinese-Russian friendship. Before departing for Russia, President Xi Jinping accepted the Russian mainstream media interview and called President Putin "the closest foreign colleague I have ever contacted." President Putin also called President Xi Jinping "a very reliable partner" on many occasions.

They respect each other. At the Red Square celebration, President Putin left the most distinguished position on the right hand side to President Xi Jinping; during the September 3 military parade, President Xi Jinping and President Putin boarded the Tiananmen Gate. In the Kremlin, President Putin attached the medal of the highest national medal of the Russian state, "Saint-André", to President Xi Jinping; in the Great Hall of the People, President Xi Jinping awarded China's first "Friendship Medal" to President Putin.

They support each other. At the beginning of 2014, President Xi Jinping made a special trip to Russia to attend the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics. "Neighbors have a happy event, and of course I have to make a special trip to congratulate you." President Xi Jinping’s greetings made President Putin very moved. From the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War in Russia to the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japan and the World Anti-Fascist War, from the "One Belt, One Road" International Cooperation Summit to the Eastern Economic Forum, the two countries have major events and happy events. The Yuan Capital will attend in person.

"We have similar views on the current world trend, and we have the same concept of governing the country and shoulder the historical responsibility of the development and revitalization of the two countries. The most important thing is that we have a highly consistent understanding of the strategic significance of Sino-Russian relations and promote bilateral relations. Continued and in-depth development has common determination and aspirations.” President Xi Jinping said the profound foundation of the sincere friendship with President Putin.

Cooperation: “No rest” In March 2013, Xi Jinping’s first visit to the country’s chairman was Russia. The two heads of state together opened a new chapter in Sino-Russian relations. During that visit, the two leaders reached an important consensus - turning the high-level political relations between China and Russia into practical results in various fields of cooperation. Pioneering and innovating, keeping pace with the times. In the past six years, the heads of state of the two countries have taken the lead and the Chinese and Russian cooperation have broken the waves.

China and the Eurasian Economic Union signed an economic and trade cooperation agreement. The trade volume between China and Russia exceeded 100 billion U.S. dollars. The Heihe Highway Bridge and the Tongjiang Railway Bridge succeeded in Helong. The Sino-Russian East Line natural gas pipeline is about to be built and ventilated... In recent years, the Sino-Russian cooperation has been frequently reported. It is inseparable from the promotion and attention of the two heads of state. In the past six years, President Xi Jinping and President Putin have witnessed the signing and exchange of hundreds of bilateral pragmatic cooperation documents, including cooperation in large projects such as energy, transportation, and aerospace, as well as new growth points such as agriculture, finance, science and technology, and local cooperation. Some specific projects, the two heads of state are personally determined and personally promoted.

We will jointly hold the "Year of Youth Friendly Exchange", "Media Exchange Year", "Local Cooperation and Exchange Year" and "Science and Technology Innovation Year"... together with the China-Russia Youth Ice Hockey Competition, we will go to the "Ocean" All-Russian Children's Center to see teachers and students and attend together. Opening Ceremony of the Panda Pavilion at the Moscow Zoo... The heads of state of the two countries went deep into the people and walked into the hearts of the people, spreading the seeds of hope of Sino-Russian friendship and cooperation. "The task of consolidating Sino-Russian friendship for generations has a long way to go, and there is no rest." "The development of Sino-Russian relations is endless." The consensus of the two leaders shows the infinite possibilities of Sino-Russian cooperation.

Acting as: "Injecting strong positive energy into the complicated international situation." On the evening of June 5th, the newly renovated Bolshoi Theatre was packed. The 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Russia was held here. How should two countries with long borders, creating a culture of ambition and great ambitions get along? Over the past 70 years, Sino-Russian relations have been tortuous in exploration. What China and Russia have embarked on is a road of comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation with equal trust, mutual support, common prosperity and friendship from generation to generation. Mature, stable, and tough, today's Sino-Russian relations have become a model for today's world powers and neighboring countries to live in harmony and win-win cooperation.

In March 2013, at the Moscow Institute of International Relations, President Xi Jinping faced the world and elaborated on a new type of international relations centered on cooperation and mutual benefit. It is no accident that the choice to show China’s claims here. China is a major power in the world, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, and an emerging market country. Sino-Russian relations have global significance. In the past six years, the two heads of state have not only planned Sino-Russian relations at the bilateral level, but also mobilized Sino-Russian relations from a global perspective.

Joint Statement on Cooperation and Win-Win, Deepening Comprehensive Strategic Collaboration Partnership, Joint Statement on the New Phase of Comprehensive Strategic Collaboration Partnership, Joint Statement on Further Deepening the Comprehensive Strategic Collaboration Partnership, Joint Statement on the Current World Situation and Major International Issues ... President Xi Jinping and President Putin signed a number of strategic joint statements, painted a blueprint for the development of Sino-Russian relations, jointly opposed unilateralism, and defended the international system based on the United Nations and based on international law. This time, the two leaders signed two joint statements, a comprehensive strategic partnership for the development of a new era, and a strengthening of contemporary global strategic stability.

The green Moscow, two old friends, has jointly opened a new era of higher level and greater development of Sino-Russian relations.

—— Always rely on mutual trust as the cornerstone to build mutual strategic support;

——We must focus on deepening the integration of interests and tightening the bonds of common interests;

——We must vigorously promote the commonwealth of the people and consolidate the basis of public opinion for generations of friendship;

——Be more responsible and work together to maintain the world and peace...

Milestones, a new starting point. "A good neighbor who can't move away, a true partner who can't be separated." This is a historical gift from the 70 years of hurricane and rain. This is the revelation and call of the two peoples in the new era. This is a model of new international relations. Building the responsibility and responsibility of the great cause of the community of human destiny.