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Yang Jiechi and Mikhail Babichthe Co-chair the Local Leader Symposium of the Upper and Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River and the Federal District along the Volga River Bank
2015/08/07

On August 7, 2015, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Plenipotentiary Envoy of the Russian President Mikhail Babich held a meeting, co-chaired the fourth Local Leader Symposium of the Upper and Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River of China and the Federal District along the Volga River Bank of Russia, signed the minutes of meeting and met with youth representatives of both sides attending the closing ceremony of the China-Russia youth forum in Chengdu.

Yang Jiechi expressed that the symposium and other activities are important measures for implementing the outcome reached during the meetings between President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and Ufa this May and July respectively and for expanding cooperation between the two regions of both countries. The cooperation between the two regions has yielded fruitful results and it is hoped that both sides could make good use of the cooperation mechanism while taking into consideration the general planning to connect China's construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt with Russia's development plan and Eurasian Economic Union thus constantly expand cooperation between the two regions and continuously inject new impetus and new connotation into bilateral relations as well as bilateral all-round cooperation. Both countries should enhance policy, concept and information coordination, make the cooperation more oriented, effective and practical, offer each other more complete and improved supporting services, better protect legitimate rights and interests of cooperative enterprises and personnel of the other country, actively carry out people-to-people and cultural exchanges and speed up the training of professionals so as to create more favorable conditions for cooperation expansion between the two regions and bring benefit to the people in the two regions and two nations.

Mikhail Babichthe said that the cooperation between the two regions has become an important part of bilateral comprehensive practical cooperation. Russia will actively explore its huge potential and constantly promote new achievements from it thus realize common development and prosperity in the two regions.

At the symposium, relevant provinces or oblasts as well as enterprises of the two regions signed related cooperation documents respectively.

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