China is ready to explore the potential and expand the areas of cooperation with Russia

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka. Archival photoChina is ready to explore the potential and expand the areas of cooperation with Russia© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

China is ready to strengthen strategic partnership with Russia, to explore the existing potential for cooperation and expand areas of bilateral cooperation, said Premier of the state Council of China Li Keqiang during a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of the Council of heads of government of the SCO in Dushanbe.

«The current Sino-Russian relations continue to maintain a high level of development, China is willing to strengthen comprehensive strategic cooperation with Russia, to expand the scope of cooperation, to promote the integration of interests, to give new impetus to bilateral cooperation», — said Li Keqiang, whose words are given on the website of the foreign Ministry of China.

He stressed that «thanks to the joint efforts of the two sides, the Sino-Russian economic and trade cooperation is showing rapid development.»

«In the current complex and volatile international situation, China is ready together with Russia to develop new ideas cooperation, step by step to explore the potential of bilateral cooperation, to develop energy, scientific-technical and financial cooperation», — said the Prime Minister of the state Council of the PRC.

Medvedev in turn said that business cooperation of Russia and China demonstrated a steady development, bilateral trade volume by the end of this year should exceed $ 100 billion.

According to the Russian Prime Minister, actively developing energy cooperation and interregional ties between the two countries.

«Russia is ready to work with China to protect multilateralism, free trade, to make a General contribution to the stability, development and prosperity throughout the world», — said Medvedev.