China-Russia think-tank forum kicks off

Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-30 04:00:02|Editor: mmm
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BEIJING, May 29 (Xinhua) -- A China-Russia think-tank forum kicked off in Beijing Tuesday.

The forum, jointly held by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), will be hosted in turns in China and Russia.

This year's forum has attracted over 300 people to attend. The topics discussed include domestic and foreign affairs of both countries, coordination in a changing world, as well as cooperation on security, energy and culture.

China-Russia relations have become healthy and mature new-type relations between major countries through development over the years, which boosted development and forcefully safeguarded the sovereignty, security and development interests of the two countries, said Dai Bingguo, Chinese chairman of the China-Russia Friendship Committee for Peace and Development.

Looking forward, China-Russia relations should scale new heights, to raise the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination between the two countries to a new higher level, Dai said.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, who is also a RIAC member, said China-Russia cooperation has been fruitful over the past years and the two countries have deepened economic and trade cooperation.

Looking ahead, building a new international order of diversity, inclusiveness, equality and mutual trust will be an important direction for bilateral cooperation, he said.

CASS and RIAC will jointly release a think-tank report at the forum. The Institute of International Studies at Fudan University, RIAC and the Institute of Far Eastern Studies at Russian Academy of Sciences will jointly release a research report.

The findings of the reports will provide reference for further development of China-Russia relations and synergy of strategies under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.