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Li Keqiang’s Visit to Russia

During his recent visit to Russia, Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang met separately with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and the Russian president-elect, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, in Moscow. According to the China News Service report, the originally scheduled 1 hour and 45 minutes meetings were extended to nearly three hours. Talks involved increased mutual support on issues concerning core interests, close strategic cooperation in international affairs, and cooperation on major bilateral strategic projects.

Chinese and Russian enterprises signed 26 cooperation agreements on projects amounting to US$15.2 billion. They involved infrastructure, energy, electrical and mechanical equipment, high-tech, finance, and other sectors. As progress in cooperation in energy projects, China and Russia signed energy contracts valued at US$6 billion. They involve the fields of oil and gas, electricity, coal, new energy, energy equipment and energy savings.

Source: China News Service, April 30, 2012