The meeting took place as part of Dmitry Medvedev’s official visit to China.
Dmitry Medvedev’s statement at the meeting:
I am very happy to see you, Mr Xi Jinping. Allow me to take this opportunity to give you best regards from President Putin.
The cooperation between our countries is at an all-time high. The sheer number of summit meetings testifies to that.
You have met with President Putin three times this year and will meet with him again at the G20 summit.
This indicates that our countries have established relations of strategic partnership and cooperation.
It was very interesting to take part in the first China International Import Expo.
Thank you for inviting our country to participate as a partner nation. I would like to thank you again for the attention you have given to the Russian delegation.
I believe this Expo is a good venue where representatives from different countries and companies can meet. It can also be used to promote a crucial agenda for international trade which, as you noted today, faces a fair amount of challenges. Our joint task is to protect the existing channels of international trade rather destroy them which sometimes happens, regrettably.
I would like to note that we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our countries in 2019, which will be marked by many different events that are important for Russia and China and our peoples.
Once again, thank you very much for our meeting.