Putin wants China to participate in developing Far East

May 19, 2014

Russia is interested in Chinese businesses' participation in developing the Far East, Russian President Vladimir Putin told China's leading media in an interview ahead of his visit to the People's Republic of China (PRC), ITAR-TASS reported on May 19.

“We certainly are interested in Chinese business's availing itself of the opportunities and be among the leaders there, for an accelerated development of the Far East is beneficial to both Russia and China,” the President said.

Putin has emphasized that it is important for the two countries not only to maintain trade. “It is essential to form strong technological, industrial alliances, attract investments to the infrastructure and the energy sector, jointly advance research and humanitarian contacts, and lay a solid foundation of sustainable development of our trade-and-economic relations in the long term,” he pointed out.

Copyright: ITAR-TASS, 2014