Russia, China to mark anniversary of friendship treaty during Hu's visit: ambassador

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    Interview: Russia, China to mark anniversary of friendship treaty during Hu's visit: ambassador
    11 June 2011

    Russia and China would celebrate the 10th anniversary of the signing of the historic China-Russia Treaty on Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation during Chinese President Hu Jintao's forthcoming state visit to Russia, Chinese ambassador Li Hui said Friday.

    Li told a joint interview by Russian and Chinese media on the eve of Hu's visit that Russia was looking forward to and had made careful preparations for Hu's visit, from June 15 to 18.

    The two sides would review the fruitful 10 years of the treaty, to summarize the experience and successes in their pragmatic and friendly cooperation in political, economic and cultural spheres, he said.

    The two countries' leaders would also exchange views on deepening bilateral strategic ties, discuss current important regional and international issues, and outline plans for the future development of the China-Russia relationship, Li said.

    The strategic treaty of friendship, which was signed by the leaders of the two countries, Jiang Zemin and Vladimir Putin, on July 16, 2001, has laid a solid legal foundation for the development of bilateral ties between the two countries.

    The ambassador said trade volume between the sides had grown in recent years, reaching the level before the global financial crisis. For the first quarter of this year, bilateral trade increased 30 percent over the same period last year to 22.4 billion U.S. dollars.

    "We believe that, with our joint efforts, the goal to raise our trade volume to 100 billion dollars in three to five years, which was set last year by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, could be realized," Li said.

    In order to achieve this goal, the ambassador suggested both sides should go on improving their trade structure and enhancing mutual investment.

    He said the two economies had different advantages and demands, therefore they could complement each other in many fields, including energy, wood processing, high-tech and services.

    "Chinese companies eye these markets in Russia and enterprises of our two countries could speed up information exchanges and visits, to help each other gain more business opportunities," Li said.

    Hu will meet Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow and attend an international economic forum in St. Petersburg during his visit.


    Chinese ambassador to Russia Li Hui talks to the media during an interview in Moscow, capital of Russia, June 10, 2011. Russia and China would celebrate the 10th anniversary of the signing of the historic China-Russia Treaty on Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation during Chinese President Hu Jintao's forthcoming state visit to Russia, Chinese ambassador Li Hui said here Friday.
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