Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Anton
Kobyakov met the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to
Russia Li Hui in Moscow, and they discussed Russian–Chinese cooperation at
multilateral international economic forums.
The parties noted the comprehensive strategic nature of the
Russian–Chinese partnership and the effectiveness of the trust-based dialogue
across the board, primarily between the leaders of our states.
Preparation of the visit of the representative delegation of
the People’s Republic of China to the Eastern Economic Forum 2018 received
special consideration at the meeting.
“The Eastern Economic Forum is an important much sought
after international event that has a great impact on the global community,
especially in the countries of Northeast Asia, and we notice this attention. The
preparatory work is at the highest level, the team bears a tremendous
responsibility for the preparation of the event,” said Chinese Ambassador Li
meeting considered various formats of the Forum’s events, including a photo
exhibition dedicated to the achievements of Russian–Chinese cooperation, as
well as the tall ships regatta Far Eastern Cup en-route Qingdao–Vladivostok as
a part of the sporting programme of EEF 2018.
“The international sailing regatta is to become a lively
event of the Interregional Cooperation Year 2018–2019, as it has been agreed
between the heads of the states of Russia and China, and of the Eastern
Economic Forum, where the winners of one of the stages of the competition will
receive their awards,” said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian
Federation Igor Morgulov.
In addition, the parties discussed Russian–Chinese
cooperation in preparation for the meeting of the Council of SCO Heads of State
and the BRICS summit in Chelyabinsk in 2020.
Summarizing the meeting, Anton Kobyakov emphasized that “the
agreements between the Chinese organizations and the Roscongress Foundation
allow us to support and diversify the joint Russian–Chinese operations on the
Forum’s track, and we would like to develop them further. We hope that the
Chinese media will also vest interest in the event and bring informational
support. The Eastern Economic Forum is an important communication platform that
facilitates networking and dialogue between the business communities of the
Asia–Pacific region. Discussion of the implementation of joint Russian–Chinese
projects in the Far East is one of the topics for the Russia–China Business
Dialogue. I am confident that the participation of a representative Chinese
delegation will significantly contribute to the further strengthening of trade
and economic ties between our states.”