Xi stresses commitment to good China-Russia relations

November 2, 2017

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed China's commitment to developing and deepening relations with Russia during a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev yesterday. Xi said China is ready to work with Russia to expand cooperation in various fields, maintain close coordination in international affairs and promote the building of a community of shared future, China’s State newsagency, Xinhua, reported.

The president said he believed the comprehensive strategic partnership of co-ordination between China and Russia would generate new opportunities and achieve new results.

The report said Xi pointed out China and Russia should give full play to the Prime Ministers' regular meetings and enhance cooperation on energy, equipment manufacturing, agriculture and aerospace.

He called on both sides to increase the content of technological innovation in their co-operation and integrate the Belt and Road Initiative with the Eurasian Economic Union. China and Russia should co-operate in the development and utilisation of the Arctic navigation channels to create a "Silk Road on the Ice," Xi said.  www.webershandwick.cn (ATI).