|Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin Respectively Send Congratulatory Letters to the Third China-Russia Energy Business Forum|
On November 29, 2021, President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin respectively sent congratulatory letters to the third China-Russia Energy Business Forum.
Xi Jinping pointed out that since the beginning of this year, the two sides, with the focus on jointly celebrating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the China-Russia Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation, have pushed forward the comprehensive strategic coordination and all-round practical cooperation and achieved new and fruitful results. Energy cooperation is an important direction of bilateral practical cooperation. The two sides have overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, achieved growth in energy trade against downward pressure, advanced major cooperation projects between the two sides smoothly, and continuously explored new areas and ways of cooperation. The remarkable achievements in bilateral energy cooperation have demonstrated the broad development potential of the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era. China is ready to work with Russia to forge a closer partnership for energy cooperation, and jointly safeguard energy security and tackle the challenge of global climate change.
Putin said in his congratulatory letter that, now the Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era is at an unprecedentedly high level. Energy cooperation between the two countries, as an important part of bilateral relations, has made positive progress in recent years. The cross-border oil and gas pipelines between the two countries have been operating stably, energy trade expanding steadily, and a number of major projects advancing smoothly, such as the development of liquefied natural gas in the Arctic region and the joint construction of nuclear power units. Putin hopes that the enterprises of the two sides will strengthen coordination, explore new cooperation areas like energy informatization and green energy, and further enrich Russia-China energy cooperation.