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China plans to sign about 50 agreements with Russia

October 09, 2014, 9:25 UTC+3 BEIJING

China also plans to build up practical cooperation with Russia in aviation, energy, finance, innovations and infrastructure development, Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping says

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BEIJING, October 9. /TASS/. Prime Minister of Chinese State Council Li Keqiang will visit Russia on October 12-14.

The two countries plan to sign around 50 inter-governmental, inter-departmental and corporate documents on different aspects of bilateral cooperation, Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping said.

“This will be his first visit to Moscow as the prime minister of Chinese State Council. We hope that this visit will promote stronger political trust, higher mutual support between Russia and China in the field of sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Cheng Guoping said. China also plans “to build up practical cooperation with Russia in aviation and space, energy, high-speed railways, finance, innovations and projects for infrastructure development,” he added. Beijing will “develop humanitarian exchanges, particularly during the Year of Youth Exchanges between Russia and China, as well as joint preparation for celebrations on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in World War II in 2015.” “China intends to expand cooperation with Russia in international issues,” the country’s deputy foreign minister added.

During the visit, Li Keqiang will focus on developing energy cooperation with Russia, Cheng Guoping said. “Gas cooperation is an important aspect of Russian-Chinese energy cooperation. Russia and Chinese energy agencies are working closely on creating ‘a western route’ (for Russian gas supplies to China). We hope to reach progress in this issue this year,” the Chinese high-ranking diplomat noted.

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