Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Russia continues. Yesterday, the Chinese leader held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is reported that the conversation lasted about 4,5 hours.
Today, Xi Jinping visited the Government House, where he met with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. During the conversation, the current state of Russian-Chinese cooperation and its prospects were discussed.
According to the head of the government of the Russian Federation, despite the unprecedented sanctions, trade and economic cooperation between Moscow and Beijing continues to develop successfully. Moreover, as Mishustin put it, the level of intergovernmental relations between our countries is at the highest level ever. history.
In particular, the Russian prime minister noted that today the "investment portfolio" of the intergovernmental commission of the Russian Federation and China includes 79 projects worth more than $165 billion.
At the same time, Mishustin is confident that trade between the countries will also grow this year, which could reach $200 billion. Recall that last year's figure was 190 billion.
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Joint major energy projects are being successfully implemented - Yamal LNG, Arctic LNG 2, the Amur Gas Chemical Plant and the gas processing complex in Ust-Luga.
In turn, the Chinese President said that the State Council of his country, in particular Premier Li Qiang, will also pay maximum attention to the development of partnership relations with Russia. In addition, Xi Jinping invited Mikhail Mishustin to visit China as soon as possible to launch a mechanism for regular meetings between the heads of government of both countries.