Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the PRC to the Russian Federation Zhang Hanhui met in Moscow. The parties discussed the participation of the Chinese delegation in the 5th Eastern Economic Forum, which will be held on 46 September in Vladivostok.
The meeting participants noted that the year 2019 marks 70 years of diplomatic relations between our countries, emphasizing that the parties took Russian-Chinese relations to an all-time high level. In turn, this attests to neighbourly coexistence and mutually beneficial cooperation.
«In June this year, during the visit of President of the Peoples Republic of China Xi Jinping to Russia, the countries announced the start of a new era of affairs. Our trade and economic relations hold vast potential, especially considering the development of the Eurasian Economic Community and the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative. China traditionally takes an active part in the Roscongress Foundation events such as the Eastern Economic Forum, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the International Arctic Forum and many others. I am confident that the upcoming visit of the Chinese delegation to Vladivostok will be a success and contribute to the further development of cooperation between Russia and China,» said Anton Kobyakov.
Zhang Hanhui emphasized that in 2018, trade between Russia and China reached USD 107 billion. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping set a goal to double trade between our countries by 2024.
The ambassador also spoke about the members of the Chinese delegation to participate in the 5th Eastern Economic Forum.
«An official representative of the PRC will attend the Forum in Vladivostok. State Council Vice Premier Hu Chunhua is to lead the delegation,» stated Zhang Hanhui.
The delegation will include representatives of the major Chinese companies, such as Alibaba, Asia Fortune Forum, Bank of China, COFCO, CAMC Engineering, State Grid Corporation, China Railway International Group, etc.
Moreover, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, China Overseas Development Association, the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization, the Union of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Russia intend to send their representatives to join the delegation.
The meeting discussed the EEF 2019 business programme in connection with the Chinese delegation participation formats, in particular, the RussiaChina business dialogue. Here the leading entrepreneurs of the two countries are to discuss joint projects in the Far East.
The 5th ChinaRussia Media Forum will be held on the start day of the EEF. The event will bring together representatives of leading media, media companies, Internet platforms and other industry organizations of the two countries. The forum is expected to host a ceremony to sign a series of agreements between Chinese and Russian media, as well as the Roscongress Foundation.