«China has the largest delegation with almost a thousand people [at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok]. It is quite clear as we have really close cooperation. It is true for trade, we had $87 bil. [total trade] last year, this year we almost for sure will reach the leavel of $100 bil. total trade.»
People's Republic of China's President Xi Jinping emphasised Russia has tight cooperation... Еще with China during the bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on Tuesday.
«We keep close contacts with you, it means we have good relations. I am ready to strenghten these relations from now on, including the exchange of ideas, close cooperation,» he said.
Vladimir Putin on his turn said Russia is expecting this year's total trade with China to rise up to $100 billion.
The Eastern Economic Forum, which has been held on an annual basis since 2015, works as a forum to develop political, economic and cultural ties between Russia and the Asia Pacific.
This year's headline guests include the Japanese prime minister, the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, the President of Mongolia Haltmagiin Buttulga and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Lee Nak Yong. The forum is held from 11 to 13 of September in Vladivostok.