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Chinese Premier Li arrives in Russia for official visit

By Xinhua
Chinese Premier Li arrives in Russia for official visit
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang gives a press briefing after the Summit Meeting of Heads of Government Central and Eastern European Countries and China in Riga, on Nov 5, 2016. Li later went to Russia for the 21st China-Russia Prime Ministers' Regular Meeting and an official visit to the northern neighbor. (Ilmars Znotins / AFP)

ST. PETERSBURG – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived here Sunday for the 21st China-Russia Prime Ministers' Regular Meeting and an official visit to the northern neighbor.

The two sides are expected to sign cooperation agreements in such areas as trade, energy, customs and education

During the trip, Li and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, will discuss issues of common concern.

The two sides are expected to sign cooperation agreements in such areas as trade, energy, customs and education.

The visit by Premier Li will be an opportunity for bilateral strategic cooperation at a higher level to bring about even more substantial results.

Relations between China and Russia have entered a new historical period of all-round, accelerated and healthy development with in-depth cooperation in various fields.

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The active cooperation between China and Russia has been built on a solid foundation, which enables the two countries to go forward with confidence and open new horizons in the development of friendly relations.

For years, the two sides have effectively implemented a mechanism of regular meetings between their government heads and numerous committees, subcommittees and working groups, which have covered almost all areas of bilateral cooperation.

 
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