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Chinese, Russian deputy PMs vow to further promote bilateral cooperation

Updated: Nov 3,2016 8:46 AM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Wang Yang (L) shakes hands with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin at the 20th meeting of the Joint Commission for the Regular Prime Ministers’ Meetings of China and Russia in Moscow, Russia, on Nov 2, 2016. Visiting Vice-Premier Wang Yang and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin met here on bilateral cooperation, and both sides vowed to continue making joint efforts to promote China-Russia relations.[Photo / Xinhua]

MOSCOW — Visiting Vice-Premier Wang Yang and Russian Deputy Prime Minster Dmitry Rogozin met in Moscow on Nov 2 on bilateral cooperation, and both sides vowed to continue making joint efforts to promote China-Russia relations.

At the 20th meeting of the Joint Commission for the Regular Prime Ministers’ Meetings of China and Russia, Wang said President Xi Jinping has met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin four times this year, reaching broad consensus on deepening the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination under new circumstances, which has served as the guideline for bilateral cooperation.

This meeting, Wang said, was aimed at carrying out the consensus, summarizing the achievements made by the joint commission this year, and preparing for the upcoming 21st Regular Prime Ministers’ Meeting between Premier Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Russia’s second-largest city of St. Petersburg.

As this year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the joint commission, said Wang, the commission has contributed to the progressive development of all-around cooperation between China and Russia, which have built up mutual trust in all sincerity based on mutual benefits.

Meanwhile, Wang called for more joint efforts to consolidate the favorable trend in bilateral trade and further tap the potential in this regard in order to boost cooperation in strategic projects.

Rogozin, for his part, said that it is Russia’s consistent foreign policy priority to further promote its partnership with China, as the two sides have supported each other in areas of core interests such as sovereignty, territory and security.

With a host of agreements clinched at the meeting in the fields of industry, nuclear energy, aviation and outer space, agriculture, finance, environmental protection as well as cross-border transport, Rogozin urged the joint commission to play a stronger role in advancing relevant cooperation.

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