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MOSCOW, October 10 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will visit China on October 11-12 for talks with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao, deputy head of the Russian government office Yuri Ushakov said on Monday.
During the visit, Russia and China are expected to sign 17 interstate and corporative documents, Ushakov told journalists.
He said a series of documents would be signed in the presence of the prime minister and certain deals would be concluded on the sidelines of the meeting. An inter-governmental memorandum on cooperation in the field of economic modernisation is a priority document. The document will touch on energy saving technology, the assembly and production of a wide-body jetliner, the development of high speedy railway transport, technology in the sphere of satellite navigation, nanotechnology, pharmaceutics, and fast-neutron nuclear reactors.
After the talks the Russian and Chinese prime ministers will sign a joint communiqu·.
In addition, Russian Vice-Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov and his Chinese colleague Wang Qishan will sign a protocol of the 15th session of the bilateral commission on preparing a meeting of the heads of government. They will also sign a protocol on the Russian-Chinese commission on humanitarian cooperation and amendments to a protocol on tourism interaction.
Russian Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik and her Chinese colleagues will conclude a memorandum on mutual understanding to strengthen agriculture cooperation and a memorandum on quality control, inspection and quarantine, and on veterinary control.
Russia’s Vnesheconombank and the China Development Bank will sign a framework agreement on cooperation in the field of financing. Vnesheconombank, the RFDI and the China Investment Corporation will sign a memorandum of intent on cooperation for setting up an investment fund.
Russia’s En+ controlled by Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska and China’s State Grid Corporation will conclude a memorandum on interaction. Rostekhnologii and China’s Poly Group will sign an agreement of intent.
Russia’s mining and metallurgical company, ChEK-SU.VK, and the Qilin Company (electromechanical equipment) will conclude an agreement of intent to carry out a project for producing manganese ore and smelting ferroalloy in Russia.
In addition, the Russian Energy Agency and the China National Conversation Centre are planning to sign a memorandum on mutual understanding in the field of energy saving and renewable energy sources.
Agreements will be concluded between the Baikal Mining Company and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, as well as between SIBUR Holding and Inter RAO EES.
According to Zhukov, the documents due to be signed will amount to seven billion U.S. dollars.