Members of the State Duma attended a reception at the Chinese Embassy

The First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, Chairman of the Russian-Chinese Friendship Society Ivan Melnikov, who coordinates Russian-Chinese inter-parliamentary relations, delivered a welcoming speech
Melnikov and Chinese

On September 30, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China held a reception on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the establishment of Russian-Chinese diplomatic relations.

An impressive delegation of the State Duma attended the event. The First Deputy Chairmen of the State Duma Aleksandr Zhukov Zhukov Alexander Dmitrievich Zhukov
Alexander Dmitrievich
and Ivan Melnikov Melnikov Ivan Ivanovich Melnikov
Ivan Ivanovich
, the head of the CPRF faction Gennady Zyuganov Zyuganov Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov
Gennady Andreyevich
and the head of the United Russia faction Sergei Neverov Neverov Sergey Ivanovich Neverov
Sergey Ivanovich
, as well as members of the State Duma Iurii Afonin Afonin Yury Vyacheslavovich Afonin
Yury Vyacheslavovich
, Mikhail Degtiarev Degtiarev Mikhail Vladimiroviсh Degtiarev
Mikhail Vladimiroviсh
, Aleksei Kornienko Kornienko Alexey Victorovich Kornienko
Alexey Victorovich
, Denis Kravchenko Kravchenko Denis Borisovich Kravchenko
Denis Borisovich
, Viacheslav Nikonov Nikonov Vyacheslav Alexeyevich Nikonov
Vyacheslav Alexeyevich
, Dmitrii Novikov Novikov Dmitry Georgievich Novikov
Dmitry Georgievich
, Aleksei Chepa Chepa Alexey Vasilievich Chepa
Alexey Vasilievich
were among the participants of the event.

Ivan Melnikov made a welcoming speech from the Russian side, following the speech of the Chinese Ambassador of China to Russia Zhang Hanhui.

He recalled that “this year our states also celebrate a significant joint anniversary — the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. The Soviet Union was the first to recognize the People's Republic of China just the next day after its formation. Now the Russian-Chinese relations of comprehensive equal trusting partnership and strategic interaction are distinguished by powerful, stable dynamics and are rightly characterized as the best in their history. ”

“We respect each other, we trust each other, and we support each other. We are strengthening political contacts. We are improving cooperation in practical and humanitarian fields. We are enhancing coordination in the international arena,” said Ivan Melnikov.

According to the parliamentarian, prove of the thoroughness and stability of bilateral relations is personal cordial relations between the heads of states Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who have paid reciprocal visits this year and have held negotiations several times on the sidelines of various international forums.

“The Russian-Chinese ties have been confidently established as one of the key factors in maintenance of international security and stability, establishment of a multipolar world order, democratization of global governance mechanisms, and ensuring the rule of international law,” said the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma.

“Together, we will continue to work actively to strengthen friendship, good neighborliness and a comprehensive strategic partnership between Russia and China,” he concluded.