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BEIJING, May 16. /TASS/. China demonstrates interest in cooperation with Russia on the development of the Northern Sea Route project, said Russian Minister for the Development of the Far East Alexander Galushka.
"It is important that the Chinese leadership has for the first time announced its interest in cooperation on the Northern Sea Route. It is a very big and serious project. The Russian side worded a corresponding proposal. We received an answer that China is ready to work on it along with Russia," he said.
According to the minister, integration of Russia-China trans-border transport corridors with the Northern Sea Route project has strategic importance. "Naturally, the Northern Sea Route along with transport corridors will mean an absolutely different logistics of the entire Eurasian continent. This is not a project for a couple of years, it is a project for decades," he stressed.
Earlier, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Russia invited China to invest funds into the construction of railways to the Northern Sea Route ports to use them to ship Chinese-made commodity to Europe.