The Russian-Chinese partnership’s development will be a decisive factor for many important decisions today, including those taken by the G20 and other groups, Mr Medvedev said during the talks. The President noted in this respect the recent SCO and BRIC Group summits in Yekaterinburg and thanked China for its contribution to the successful holding of these events.
The two countries’ similar positions on a broad range of international political issues were reflected in a joint declaration adopted by the two presidents following their talks at the Kremlin.
The declaration sets out a common appraisal of and proposals for the future international financial system and steps to guarantee international security, and shared positions on regional issues concerning Central Asia, the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East, the situation on the Korean Peninsula, and the Iranian nuclear programme.
The two leaders approved the Russian-Chinese Investment Cooperation Plan and gave a high assessment of the energy dialogue between the two countries, noting that implementation of a comprehensive approach in the oil, gas, nuclear energy and electricity sectors will take their strategic partnership to a new level.
In his press statement following the talks, Mr Medvedev said that mutual consideration of each other’s interests and a trusting atmosphere make talks between Russia and China very productive in all areas. The President said he is confident the two countries’ cooperation plans will go ahead successfully.