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Medvedev and Chinese Prime Minister discuss flood situation

August 22, 2013, 17:23 UTC+3
The flood struck several Russian regions and north-eastern provinces of China
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Photo ITAR-TASS/Dmitry Astakhov

Photo ITAR-TASS/Dmitry Astakhov

MOSCOW, August 22 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had a telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Thursday to discuss the situation in both countries that were hit by the disastrous floods.

Medvedev and Li Keqiang discussed the flood situation on the Amur River. The flood struck several Russian regions and north-eastern provinces of China, the Russian government press service reported.

Medvedev expressed condolences to China on losses of lives due to the flood, the report says.

The parties confirmed the governments’ readiness to make contribution to coping with the consequences of the disaster. “We agreed to continue exchanging information and coordinating actions to prevent damage caused by the flood,” the report says.

Medvedev and Li Keqiang also exchanged views on preparations for the 18th meeting between the premiers due to take place in Beijing in the autumn.

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