During its visit to the Russian Federation, the CPAPD delegation visited Moscow and St. Petersburg.
On May 16, meetings with the Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation and the RCSCAA President Iliyas Magomed-Salamovich Umakhanov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Leonidovich Bogdanov, Academic Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Chairman of the RCSCAA Expert Council Vitaly Vyacheslavovich Naumkin were held in Moscow.
In the course of the talks, the parties discussed issues of bilateral cooperation between Russia and China. The parties stressed that the current high level of comprehensive strategic partnership between Russia and China required appropriate collaboration between public organizations.
Mr. Zhou Li invited a RCSSAA delegation to participate in the Congress of International Organizations for Peace and Peoples’ Cooperation under the auspices CPAPD, which will be held in Beijing in September 2018.
On May 17, meetings with Secretary General of IPA CIS Council Yuri Lvovich Osipov and Chairman of the St. Petersburg Government Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg Evgeny Dmitrievich Grigoriev were held in St. Petersburg.
The parties agreed to maintain partnership and exchange information on the struggle for peace, strengthening systems of regional and international security and solidarity of peoples.
Mr. Zhou Li thanked the Russian side for the warm welcome and voiced his confidence that public cooperation had great potential. “Russia and China are strategic partners. It is important to develop cooperation in all areas.”