MOSCOW, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Visiting senior leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) He Guoqiang on Tuesday conferred with the chairman of Russia's State Duma Sergei Naryshkin to discuss further development of relations between their two countries.
He, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and the head of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, applauded the development of the China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperation and partnership, adding that the two nations have forged close coordination on the regional and international issues.
China highly values its relation with Russia, He said, vowing that the country would make concerted efforts with Russia to push bilateral ties in the various fields to a higher level. He also noted that exchanges between the countries' legislative bodies and their cooperative mechanism had played a significant role in promoting China-Russia relations and cooperation in all respects.
The CPC leader hoped that under the leadership of the two countries' top legislators, the China-Russia Legislative Cooperation Committee will work closer to play a more active role in facilitating the development of bilateral relations.
Naryshkin agreed with He's views on the bilateral ties. He said China-Russia relations had maintained good momentum in recent years, adding that such a development has reached its record new height.
People from various walks of life in Russia welcomed a friendly relationship with China, Naryshkin said, noting that Russia would adhere to its foreign policy that gives priority to its relations with China.
He arrived in Moscow to start his official visit to Russia on Monday. Russia is the final leg of He's four-nation visit which has taken him to the Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia.