BEIJING, March 19 (Bernama) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Russian President elect Vladimir Putin, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
'"In recent years, the Russian people have united as one in firmly advancing on the path of strengthening the nation, realising rejuvenation and development, achieving remarkable success in economic and social development, and playing an important constructive role in international affairs."
Xi expressed the belief that Russia will be able to keep achieving more glory in national development.
'´The China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership is at the best level in history, which sets an example for building a new type of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness and justice, cooperation and all-win results, and a community with a shared future for mankind.'´
He said China is willing to take relations with Russia to a higher level, provide the driving force for national development in both countries, and promote regional and global peace and tranquility.