|Li Keqiang Meets with President Vladimir Putin of Russia|
On the afternoon of June 8, 2018, Premier Li Keqiang met at the Great Hall of the People with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, who was in China for a state visit and attendance at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Qingdao Summit.
Li Keqiang expressed that China and Russia are the biggest neighboring countries to each other. The healthy and stable development of bilateral relations is of important significance to both countries and the world. President Xi Jinping met with Mr. President again, injecting new impetus into the development of China-Russia relations. The Chinese side is willing to strengthen the integration between the “Belt and Road” initiative and the Eurasian Economic Union, continue expanding the scale of bilateral trade, steadily promote oil, gas and other energy cooperation projects, discuss stretching the cooperative industrial chain, and enhance cooperation in such fields as science and technology, aviation and finance, in a bid to elevate China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination to new stages.
Vladimir Putin expressed that at present, Russia-China relations have been running at a high level, with the rapid development of economic and trade cooperation as well as constant expansion of cooperation in other new areas. The Russian side stands ready to, together with the Chinese side, strengthen the alignment of development strategies, continuously advance practical cooperation in various fields, intensify people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and better coordinate and cooperate under the SCO and other multilateral mechanisms, so as to assist bilateral relations and cooperation in achieving more outcomes.
Wang Yi and He Lifeng attended the meeting.