11/26/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/27/2021 20:05
On November 26, 2021, President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin respectively sent congratulatory letters to the closing ceremony of China-Russia Year of Scientific and Technological Innovation.
Xi Jinping pointed out, when the China-Russia Year of Scientific and Technological Innovation opened in August 2020, President Putin and I respectively sent letters to express our congratulations and high expectations. For more than a year, China and Russia have joined hands to overcome the adverse impact of the COVID-19 and creatively carry out over 1,000 cooperation and exchange activities related to scientific and technological innovation. The two countries have delivered fruitful outcomes of cooperation in such fields as pandemic prevention and control, aerospace and aviation, nuclear energy and digital economy. In addition, the China-Russia joint science and technology innovation fund has been successfully launched and significant cooperation progress has been made in major strategic projects. Practices have proved that there are great potential and broad prospects for China-Russia cooperation in scientific and technological innovation.
Xi Jinping emphasized that, China and Russia are each other's largest neighbors, and have jointly played an increasingly important role in the current international political and economic arena. The two sides should uphold the concept of longstanding friendship and win-win cooperation, and push forward cooperation in various fields in a practical manner. Both sides should promote China-Russia relations to a higher level, higher quality and higher standards, and inject new impetus into the forging of a new type of international relations and the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Putin said in his congratulatory letter that, with joint efforts from both sides, the Russia-China Year of Scientific and Technological Innovation has been successfully held, which fully demonstrates the great significance of carrying out bilateral scientific and technological cooperation under the framework of the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era. Over the past two years, Russian and Chinese scientific researchers have overcome the impact of the pandemic and carried out more than 1,000 scientific research activities. Principal results from the cooperation include China's participation in the construction of the Nuclotron-based Ion Collider Facility (NICA), a large-scale scientific facility, and the establishment of the Russian-China Mathematical Center by both sides. He believes that the two sides will continue to uphold the notion of enduring friendship and win-win cooperation, and continue to inject strong impetus into the promotion of all-round cooperation between Russia and China.
The China-Russia Year of Scientific and Technological Innovation concluded on that day.