President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Premier of the State Council,
Please accept my warmest greetings. We already met yesterday, but it is important for us to hold a separate meeting on the sidelines of this event.
Recently, a few days ago, you met with the Russian Prime Minister in China.
As for me, I always keep in touch with President Xi Jinping. Please give him my best regards.
Thanks to the efforts of our governments, trade and economic ties are growing at a noticeable and impressive pace, creating a solid foundation for our privileged strategic partnership.
Our intergovernmental commission is working intensively, there are five subcommissions, and we have a good and sustainable interaction mechanism at the level of deputy prime ministers.
I hope that in the near future, President Xi Jinping and I will meet on the sidelines of the G20 meeting to discuss strategic stability and further development of our bilateral relations.
Premier of the State Council of China Li Keqiang (retranslated): Mr President, I am very pleased to meet with you in this country.
First of all, allow me to give you sincere regards from President Xi Jinping. You will have the opportunity to meet with him again during the upcoming G20 summit.
Recently in Beijing, the Prime Minister of Russia and I held a regular meeting of the heads of government of China and Russia. I must say that we had a very meaningful conversation and reached new agreements on cooperation in a number of areas.
Together with our Russian partners, we are ready to implement the agreements reached so that practical cooperation, first of all trade and economic ties between China and Russia, would produce the expected result.