MOSCOW, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- China and Russia issued a
joint communique here Tuesday, pledging further efforts to strengthen strategic
coordination and deepen cooperation in various fields.
The communique was signed by visiting Chinese Premier
Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the 13th regular prime
ministers' talks between the two countries.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (2nd L) and
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (2nd R) sign a joint communique on
the 13th regular meeting between Chinese and Russian prime ministers in
Moscow, capital of Russia, Oct. 28, 2008. Wen Jiabao and Putin held talks
here Tuesday at the 13th regular meeting between Chinese and Russian prime
ministers. (Xinhua Photo) Photo
his visit, Wen also held separate talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
and Speaker of the Russian Federation Council Sergei Mironov, and attended the
third China-Russia Economic and Trade Summit Forum.
During his meeting with Medvedev, Wen and the Russian
president had an in-depth exchange of views on the two countries' strategic
coordination and cooperation, as well as major regional and international
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R)
meets with visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Moscow, capital of
Russia, Oct. 28, 2008. (Xinhua Photo) Photo Gallery>>>
The two leaders said that the Sino-Russian strategic
partnership of cooperation has witnessed rapid growth in recent years, with
enhanced mutual trust and support and broadened cooperation in key areas.
The two sides agreed that it is important and urgent
for China and Russia to comprehensively strengthen bilateral relations in the
current complicated international situation.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) meets
with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, capital of Russia,
Oct. 28, 2008. Wen Jiabao and Putin held talks here Tuesday at the 13th
regular meeting between Chinese and Russian prime ministers. (Xinhua
line with the spirits and principle of the treaty of good-neighborliness and
friendly cooperation, China and Russia will implement all agreements and
consensus reached by the two sides, promote mutual political trust, facilitate
pragmatic cooperation and deepen strategic coordination, so as to benefit the
two countries and peoples and make greater contributions to world peace and
Wen and Putin noted that the prime ministers' regular
talks have played a significant role in boosting pragmatic bilateral cooperation
in various fields, saying both countries are willing to continue to better the
mechanism and improve its efficiency.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao addresses the
opening ceremony of the Third Sino-Russian economic forum in Moscow,
capital of Russia, Oct. 28, 2008. (Xinhua Photo) Photo Gallery>>>
The two sides will make all events of the "national
theme year" of China and Russia approved by the two heads of state a regular
occurrence, implement the plan for the year of Russian language in2009 in China,
and make preparations for the year of Chinese language in 2010 in Russia.
The two countries will make joint efforts to further
expand trade and economic cooperation, so as to promote their economic
Both sides should give full play to the role of the
China-Russia Chamber of Commerce of Machinery and Electronic Products, and take
practical measures to increase high-tech products in bilateral trade.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
addresses the opening ceremony of the Third Sino-Russian economic forum in
Moscow, capital of Russia, Oct. 28, 2008. (Xinhua Photo) Photo Gallery>>>
The two sides will, in the principle of equality and
mutual benefit, make use of the Sino-Russian investment promotion conference and
take measures so as to sign a draft plan of China-Russia investment cooperation
at an early date, to create a sound investment environment, effectively protect
the legal rights and interests of investors, implement investment projects of
mutual interests, and expand cooperation in industrial projects, infrastructure
construction and renovation.
They will continue to step up regional cooperation
along the border, to further regulate the cross-border trade order, improve the
structure of commodities, and upgrading the infrastructure in port cities.
The two sides reaffirmed that energy cooperation is
an important part of the China-Russia strategic partnership of cooperation, and
the two nations should deepen energy cooperation on the basis of mutual benefit.
Both sides agreed to support cooperation in oil and
gas, including long-term trade of crude oil, the construction of oil pipelines
linking Russia and China, the upstream and downstream cooperation in oil fields,
natural gas supply and the establishment of natural gas processing and chemical
The two sides also agreed to widen and deepen
long-term cooperation in space technology to ensure the completion of the
2007-2009 space cooperation program as scheduled.
In the fields of science and technology, China and
Russia, by combining their efforts in high priority fields of scientific
research, will implement joint projects with great innovative potential and
commercial prospects. The two sides will further promote cooperation in
nanotechnology, energy, energy saving, ecology and rational utilization of
The two sides also agreed to push forward cooperation
in transportation and traffic infrastructure, enhance cooperation in such areas
as trade and project financing, bank card and export credit insurance, and to
further cooperation in the civil aviation sector.
They spoke highly of bilateral cooperation in
telecommunication and information and communication technology, and pledged to
improve the cooperative mechanism in anti-monopoly, supervision of advertisement
law and anti-unfair competition, and to expand and deepen cooperation in
information exchange in the border area.
Both sides will continue to expand cooperation in
disaster relief and strengthen relevant exchange in science and technology and
The two sides are willing to boost cooperation in
environmental protection and reasonable utilization and protection of
They agreed to continue to organize and hold
activities of cultural exchanges between the youths of China and Russia,
including an art festival, summer or winter camps and language competitions.
The two sides expressed satisfaction with the
successful Russian cultural festival in China this year and support for the
Chinese cultural festival in Russia in 2009, which they said will be an
important event marking the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic
ties between the two countries.
The two sides will encourage their libraries, museums
and theaters to set up direct contacts and develop cooperation.
Both countries will also continue to deepen
cooperation in health-care services, especially in such fields as prevention and
treatment of infectious diseases, rest cure and medicine supervision.
They will facilitate sports exchanges and
cooperation, agreeing to hold the 3rd China-Russia youth games in 2009.
The two sides will comprehensively implement
bilateral accords and programs in tourism, and improve the mechanism and expand
cooperation in such fields as media, movie production and file management.
They agreed to hold the 14th regular prime ministers'
talks in China next year on a date to be decided through diplomatic discussions.
During the 13th prime ministers' regular talks, the
two countries signed a number of documents, including several agreements on
cooperation in such fields as energy, banking and high technology.
Wen arrived here Monday for a three-day official
visit to Russia aimed at strengthening China's strategic partnership with the
Russia is the first leg of Wen's two-nation tour,
which will also take him to Kazakhstan.