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Chinese premier concludes visit to Russia, says China devoted to maintaining peace on Korean Peninsula

11-25-2010 15:08 BJT Special Report:Wen Visits Russia, Tajikistan |

MOSCOW, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao concluded his visit to Russia on Wednesday. He said china is devoted to maintaining peace on the Korean Peninsula and opposed any military provocations.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hands with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
during their meeting in Moscow, capital of Russia, Nov. 24, 2010.(Xinhua/Ju Peng)

During his meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Wen said China has all along devoted itself to maintaining the Peninsula's peace and stability, and opposed military provocations in any forms.

Under the current serious and complex circumstances, Wen said, all concerned parties should exert maximum restraint, and the international community should make more efforts conducive to easing up the tensions.

Restarting the six-party talks is an essential way to secure stability and denuclearization on the Peninsula, he said.

Medvedev said Russia backs an early reopening of the talks and is ready to maintain communications and coordinate positions with China within bilateral and multilateral frameworks to keep peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

On bilateral ties, Wen said the China-Russia strategic partnership of coordination has a solid foundation, featuring rich contents, extensive influence and huge potential, adding it has become a strategic support for the two countries' respective development and served as an important guarantee for world peace and stability.

Developing ties with Russia is a priority of China's foreign policies, he said, adding China is ready to constantly increase mutual political trust and support, deepen pragmatic cooperation and people-to-people and cultural exchanges with Russia, and promote the long-term, sound and steady development of its strategic partnership of coordination with Russia.

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