"I believe that as long as more than 1.3 billion Chinese people keep carrying forward this great spirit of pursuing dreams, we can and will realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation," he said.
"Today, the creativity of the Chinese people is being unleashed to an extent like never before, which has been enabling our country to develop rapidly and stride forward at the forefront of the world," Xi said.
More energy and more concrete measures are also required in developing a great socialist culture in China, cultivating and observing core socialist values and promoting the creative evolution and development of fine traditional Chinese culture, according to Xi.
Putin said in a message that the choice made by the NPC once again proves Xi's high prestige, and represents a recognition of Xi's contribution to promoting China's rapid economic and social development and safeguarding China's national interests on the global stage.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark at the closing meeting of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing.