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Deputy Prime Minister I.Shuvalov discusses in Beijing the agenda of the May official visit to China of Russian President V.Putin

First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, and Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev are discussing in Beijing the agenda of the official visit to China by Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was reported by a number of Russian media.

Igor Shuvalov and Ministers Siluanov and Ulyukayev met with First Deputy Premier of the State Council of China, Zhang Gaoli, as well as with Chinese Finance Minister Lou Ziwei, Chairman of the People’s Bank Zhou Xiaochuan, Party Secretary of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Chen Zhengao and other officials. Issues of trade, economic and financial cooperation were raised, which will be discussed during the visit of the President of the Russian Federation to China.

According to Xinhua news agency, Vice Premier of the State Council of the PRC Zhang Gaoli and his colleague from Russia Igor Shuvalov today, in Beijing, exchanged views on pragmatic cooperation between the two countries in the investment and financial spheres.

Zhang Gaoli praised new achievements in these areas. According to him, thanks to the dynamic growth of China's direct investments in the Russian economy, the PRC has become the 4th largest investor for the Russian Federation. In the future, it is planned to increase the volume of mutual settlements and intensify consultations on the "currency swap".

China is ready to work together with Russia on a more rapid and qualitative growth of mutual investment. China hopes to implement the Russian-Chinese Investment Cooperation Program and create favorable conditions for the investment activities of Chinese enterprises in the Far East, Zhang Gaoli said.

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, in turn, stated that the May visit of a Russian presenter V. Putin to China, during which he would take part in the summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia / CICA / in Shanghai and hold a meeting with the PRC Chairman Xi Jinping is very important. The Russian side, like China, is striving to raise the level of bilateral cooperation in the trade, economic, investment and financial spheres.

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