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Li’s Russia visit to widen space for cooperation

2019-09-11 09:39:51       source:Global Times

September 10, 2019

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit Russia from September 16 to 18, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Monday, and due to the ongoing trade war between China and the US, as well as the strategic pressures that both Beijing and Moscow are receiving from Washington, Chinese experts noted that Li Keqiang's visit will further strengthen and broaden the China-Russia strategic partnership. 

The Chinese premier's visit will open up broader space for pragmatic cooperation between the two countries in the new era and boost bilateral ties, a senior ministry diplomat said Monday, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

At the invitation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Li will pay an official visit to Russia next week and co-chair the 24th regular meeting between Chinese and Russian heads of government with Medvedev, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said at a press briefing on Monday.

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