Premier Li hopes China-Russia trade will double

Friday, 2019-03-15 14:56:19
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(Illustrative Image). Chinese tourists watch traditional Russian dancing at a sightseeing boat on the Volga River, Russia. (File photo: Courtesy of Beijing Global Travel).
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Premier Li Keqiang on March 15 expressed hope that China and Russia will exhaust all means possible to double their trade value.

Bilateral trade exceeded US$100 billion last year despite sagging global trade growth, Li told a press conference after the conclusion of China's annual legislative session, calling on both sides to consolidate the achievement.

A sound and stable relationship between China and Russia serves not only both countries, the region, but also the whole world, Li said.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

"In the past seven decades, our relationship has traveled an extraordinary journey, and today it has reached a high level featuring deepening mutual political trust and growing people-to-people exchange," said Li, noting that there is great potential for further cooperation.