On the afternoon of 29 November local time, Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council, who is attending the 12th Prime Ministers' Meeting of the SCO Member States in Uzbekistan, met in Tashkent with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia.
Li Keqiang said, last month we successfully held the 18th Regular Meeting between Chinese and Russian Prime Ministers in Beijing and reached new broad consensus on promoting bilateral practical cooperation in all fields. It shows the high level of China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
Li Keqiang expressed that the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee has made important deployment on China fully deepening reform. China will continue to advance the reform in the fields of economy, politics, culture, society and ecological civilization construction and further expand opening up to ensure sustained economic growth and unceasing social progress in China. It is believed that China's reform, opening up and development will provide new opportunities for China-Russia cooperation. China is ready to further deepen cooperation with Russia in the fields of energy, transportation and electric power, to explore cooperation on infrastructure construction in accordance with their respective needs and to support Russia for hosting the Sochi Winter Olympics, in order to jointly push forward China-Russia relations to a new high.
Li Keqiang pointed out that the SCO is an important platform for China and Russia to conduct strategic cooperation. Both sides should maintain close communication, join hands pushing for the development of SCO and unceasingly yield new outcomes in security and practical cooperation. Both sides should accelerate advancing the SCO connectivity construction, deepen investment and financial cooperation, strengthen ecological and energy cooperation and promote people-to-people and cultural exchanges in order to jointly safeguard regional and global peace, stability and development.
Medvedev expressed that Russia and China enjoy frequent high-level exchanges and cooperation in all fields has been steadily promoted. The high-level friendly relations between the two countries are very solid and have maintained sound growth momentum. Russia is ready to work with China to complement each other, to effectively implement the outcomes of the Regular Meeting Between Russian and Chinese Prime Ministers and cooperation projects set by both sides, to further strengthen cooperation in the fields of energy, economy, trade, transportation and logistics as well as cooperation between Russia's Far East and Northeast China, to deepen security cooperation and to keep close coordination and cooperation within the SCO framework in a bid to promote regional tranquility and prosperity.
Both sides exchanged views on international and regional issues of mutual interest.