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Watch Putin Celebrating Xi's Birthday, Very Informal and Great Insight Into Their Bromance (Russian TV News)

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More footage from the Putin / Xi bromance. This is in Tajikistan, at the fifth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), which brought together delegations from 27 countries including Iran and Qatar.

Again very interesting to see these two interact.


Russian president​ Vladimir Putin:

Good morning!

I wish you a happy birthday!

We have such an unusual job that requires us to work and fulfill our duties also on our birthday.

I wish you all the best.

I remember your stay in St. Petersburg. I hope it stayed in good memory for you!

I wish you all the best and thank you for your special dedication to the development of our interstate relations

I am happy to have such a friend. All the best to you and to your family.

We brought you some nice gifts. And ice cream that you like and other things, that you can use when celebrating your birthday with your family.

It is written here in Chinese: 66 and "great prosperity".

It is a lucky number. Thank you.

Russian president​ Vladimir Putin:

And here is a vase designed in traditional Russian style by Russian craftsmen.

Its name is "Sunny Day", just like today.

It has a good meaning.

Tajiks have many fruits.

Happy birthday!

We celebrated my birthday in Indonesia.

And I was in a better position then because the celebration took place after work.

But today we need to celebrate beforehand.

Chinese president Xi:

That time I drunk much more vodka than before.

I had never drunk so much vodka.

But today we are limited to a gulp of sparkling wine.

I wish you all the best from all our team and from our country because you do a lot for the development of our ties.

I would like to say that our friendship is popular in China and people are talking about it.

They think that our friendship is a pledge for the Chinese-Russian relationship.

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