MOSCOW, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Russian Central Bank is willing to cooperate with China to push forward the realization of direct currency exchange between ruble and Chinese yuan, Victor Melnikov, deputy head of the central bank, told Chinese ambassador Li Hui on Friday.
During the talks between Li and Melnikov, where they exchanged views on current world economic situation and Sino-Russian financial cooperation, the bank director said Russian Central Bank would like to continue active dialogues with Chinese side so as to deepen financial coordination and mutual investment.
He especially mentioned the issue of ruble-yuan direct exchange, noting that the move, once realized, would bear both economic and strategic significance for the two countries.
The Chinese ambassador said the Chinese and Russian leaders have achieved consensus on further promoting bilateral pragmatic coordination in financial sphere during Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's recent visit to China.
The Chinese embassy is willing to keep close and cooperative tie with Russian Central Bank, to better implement relevant agreements between the two economies together, as well as to offer sufficient supports to the Sino-Russian cooperation projects in economic, energy and science sectors, Li said.