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They discussed joint efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria and attempts to stabilize the situation in Venezuela, Putin said.

The two presidents talked about the history and current situation of the ancient city along the sightseeing tour, pledging to promote cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the Chinese and Russian people so as to enhance mutual understanding and friendship.

In Moscow, Xi alluded to the trade dispute with Washington. That is the solid foundation of our close friendship.

He said the two sides should better support each other on issues concerning their respective core interests, keep a steady hand on the strategic direction of bilateral relations and say no to interference or sabotage by anyone regarding their bilateral ties.

Putin insisted that "we don't have and never had any plans to interfere in USA domestic politics", but added that the Russian government can't stop private citizens from expressing their views about developments in the USA online.

The Russian and U.S. presidents talked on a phone in early May.

Beijing has responded with similar tariffs of its own on USA products. On May 30, the Chinese government accused the USA of "economic terrorism".

Beijing established One Belt, One Road (OBOR, also known as Belt and Road) in 2013 to build up geopolitical influence via investments across Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America.

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Meanwhile, the relationship between Xi and Putin remains strong.

Donald...understands how much the United States and other countries spend on armaments.

Russian Federation and China should continue to strengthen coordination on major worldwide and regional issues, jointly deal with the challenges of unilateralism and protectionism and maintain global peace and stability.

Hailing the lovely scenery and attractive art and culture, Xi said St. Petersburg has nurtured many outstanding figures and is the pride of Russia and the Russian people.

Putin said Russian Federation has no plans for OPEC membership, "but we have a certain mechanism of cooperation and the decisions will be consolidated".

The short Kremlin release on today's Xi Jinping visit stated about the leaders' talks in the Kremlin: "The agenda of the talks included ways of further deepening the comprehensive Russian-Chinese partnership and strategic cooperation, as well as the implementation of ambitious economic, cultural and humanitarian projects".

This story was first published on CNN.com, "Xi meets "best and bosom friend" Putin amid raging U.S. trade war".

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