Tuesday 11 December 2007

China awards Russian officials for successfully holding national years

Chinese ambassador to Russia Liu Guchang awarded honorary medals and other awards to several Russian officials in Moscow on Friday for their contribution to the organization of the theme years in China and Russia on behalf of Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice Premier Wu Yi.

Bilateral exchanges and cooperation in many areas were deepened and enriched thanks to the successful national years which have fueled the development of a strategic partnership of cooperation, Liu said at the award ceremony in Moscow.

Among those awarded with the medal "for an outstanding contribution to the organization of the national years" are Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov, Sino-Russian Friendship, Peace and Development Committee Chairman of the Russian side Leonid Drachevskiy and Director of the First Asia Department of the Foreign Ministry Konstantin Vnukov.

Denisov expressed appreciation for the medal, vowing to further promote Russia-China strategic partnership of coordination and called for the further expansion of Russian-Chinese relations.

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