India, Russia A Privileged Partnership: Putin's New Year Message To PM

01 January, 2019, 19:28 | Author: Trevor Moore
  • Valery Sharufulin  TASS

-Russian relations "are the most important factor for providing strategic stability and worldwide security", according to a statement by the Kremlin quoted by Russian media on December 30.

Mr Putin also sent New Year greetings to other world leaders, including prime ministers Theresa May of Britain and Shinzo Abe of Japan, as well as Chinese President Xi Jinping.

During the year, China and Russian Federation witnessed more frequent high-level exchanges, deepened mutual political trust and a series of achievements from bilateral pragmatic cooperation in various fields, Xi said. "There are always loads of them before the New Year", Putin said.

The Kremlin said in March that Russian Federation would cut its defence budget to less than 3 per cent of the gross domestic product within the next five years.

Putin, in his message to Assad, "wished the Syrian people the earliest return to peaceful and prosperous life".

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The officials said the bus was travelling Friday in the Mariyutiya area near the pyramids when the roadside bomb went off. Two German tourists were stabbed to death at a hotel in the popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada previous year .

After the surprise announcement of the withdrawal of USA forces from Syria, Russia and Turkey agreed on Saturday to "coordinate" their actions on the ground, including the return of refugees and the creation of a demilitarised zone in Idlib, the last bastion of rebels in the country.

After the US' announcement of the withdrawal of it Troops from Syria.Russia and Turkey also agreed to "coordinate" their actions on the ground.

Russia and China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties in 2019, the Russian president said, voicing his belief that both sides will take the opportunity to continue effective cooperation in bilateral and multilateral affairs.

In December previous year, the Russian Premier said he hopes of "normalizing" relations with Donald Trump.

In his message, Li said China would like to promote cooperation with Russian Federation in trade, energy, finance, technology, agriculture, humanities and other areas to facilitate common development of both nations.


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