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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Putin, Jiang Speak

MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin discussed world security with Chinese President Jiang Zemin in a telephone conversation Thursday, the Kremlin said.

The Chinese Xinhua news agency quoted Putin as saying that Russia wanted to deepen its strategic partnership with China and cooperation on major issues of international security and stability.

Jiang, in turn, praised China's ties with Moscow and said the two nations were highly responsible for world security as permanent members of the UN Security Council, it reported.

Putin and Jiang also spoke about cooperation in international organizations and bilateral ties, said Putin's foreign affairs adviser Sergei Prikhodko.