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MOSCOW, November 2. /TASS/. Russia and China have become factors of the world’s strategic stability, Director of the Institute for Far Eastern Studies of Russia’s Academy of Sciences Sergey Luzyanin said on Wednesday at a news conference ahead of the talks of Russian and Chinese prime ministers — Dmitry Medvedev and Li Keqiang — due to be held in St. Petersburg on November 7.
Answering a TASS question, Luzyanin said: "The theme is not being discussed much nowadays. However, Russia and China are factors of the world’s strategic stability today. No one say openly that Moscow and Beijing are carrying out deterrence. Nonetheless, everybody realizes it and realizes that the deterrence is carried out in the name of stability, development and peace."
The expert says that at the talks with Russia’s leaders, Li Keqiang "will raise the issues of the world’s stability along with development and strengthening of Russian-Chinese cooperation in defense technologies."
"The Russian and Chinese prime ministers are expected to tackle cooperation in defense technologies at their detailed negotiations," he said. "Taking into regard the serious international situation and the West’s colossal pressure over the Ukraine and Syria crises, cooperation in defense technologies will be on the table at the talks."
Besides, the head of the Institute for Far Eastern Studies said that Li Keqiang was due to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin.
"I am certain that at the meeting with Li Keqiang, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will draw his attention to the Russian-Chinese strategic partnership and to the difficult situation in the world, including the Middle East crisis," Luzyanin said.
Among the documents expected to be signed at the prime ministers’ talks in St. Petersburg, Luzyanin mentioned agreements on agricultural exports from Russia to China and on electronic commerce.