This morning, Premier of the state Council of China Li Keqiang at the meeting with reporters said that last year he expressed the hope that large changes in trade and economic relations between China and Russia. Now we can say that this prediction came true, and is the result of joint efforts of the two countries.
Answering questions from Chinese and foreign journalists at a press conference after the closing of the second session of the NPC of the 12th convocation, Li Keqiang said that China and Russia are the biggest neighbors to each other, have relations of comprehensive strategic interaction and partnership. Healthy and stable development of Sino-Russian relations will benefit not only the region but also around the world. Last year the two leaders have met many times, reached many important agreements, for many years there are meetings between the Prime Ministers of the two countries, which in itself demonstrates the stability of Sino-Russian relations.
Li Keqiang noted that when it comes to trade and economic relations between the two countries, the slow recovery of the world economy in recent years and weak trade growth in fact has had some influence on economic and trade relations between China and Russia.
Last year at the press conference, Li Keqiang expressed the hope that Chinese-Russian trade and economic relations in the same year will a key change. Today Li Keqiang said: “Now we can say that this prediction came true, of course, is the result of our joint action”. Especially in the first two months of this year, the trade volume between China and Russia has increased significantly, which indicates the great potential of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, the strong complementarity, the possibility of achieving the goals in the economic and trade relations between China and Russia.