MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Xi Jinping on his re-election as China’s president, the Kremlin press service reported on Saturday.
“This decision made by the National People’s Congress” once again proves Your high prestige, and represents a recognition of Your contribution to promoting China’s rapid economic and social development and safeguarding China’s national interests on the global stage,” Putin was quoted as saying.
Putin then went onto explain that most of the improvements in Russia-China relations has been orchestrated by Xi.
Xi Jinping was unanimously re-elected as Chinese president by the First Session of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress, TASS explained.
This comes as tomorrow Russia holds its own presidential elections where it is expected that Putin, with an 83% approval rating, will easily be re-elected.