Xi meets with Russian defense minister

Source:Xinhuanet Editor:Li Jiayao 2018-10-19

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with visiting Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 19, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with visiting Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Beijing.

Shoigu conveyed Russian President Vladimir Putin's greetings to Xi while Xi expressed his thanks and asked Shoigu to convey his greetings and wishes to Putin.

Xi said that China-Russia relations have continued to maintain a high-level development and political mutual trust has reached the highest level since the beginning of this year.

"I have met with President Putin three times in the past five months, which embodied the high-level of China-Russia relationship and its distinctiveness," Xi said.