China's president thanks Russian counterpart for aid and assistance

China's president thanks Russian counterpart for aid and assistance

China's president thanks Russian counterpart for aid and assistance

Updated 19 December 2011, 16:02 AEDT

The new Russian President, Dimitry Medvedev says that relations between China and Russia are built on a deep similarity of national interests.

Mr Medvedev is concluding a visit to China on his first trip abroad since becoming President earlier this month.

Russia has sent dozens of emergency rescue workers and doctors, as well as nearly 60 tonnes of humanitarian aid to earthquake survivors in China's Sichuan Province.

The Chinese President Hu Jintao thanked Mr Medvedev for Russia's support.

Mr Hu said Moscow's assistance showed not only great humanitarian spirit but also brought forth the great friendship between the people in Russia and China.

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