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Russian President Vladimir Putin returned to Moscow after the two-day official visit to China
Russian President Vladimir Putin returned to Moscow after the two-day official visit to China, presidential press secretary Alexei Gromov reported. Putin held negotiations with Chinese President Hu Jintao and opened Year of Russia in China as well as delivered a speech at the economic forum, attended by members of the business elites of the two countries. During the visit by the Russian leader, the sides signed the Joint Declaration and nearly three dozens of documents, opening prospects for cooperation in the most diverse spheres. According the president’s estimates, these agreements provide for “contracts for billions of dollars”. “All the documents are of pragmatic nature and are aimed at achieving specific economic aims. I’m sure that all of them will be implemented,” Putin emphasized. During the visit, the sides discussed cooperation in the fuel and energy sphere, including the oil, gas and nuclear industries as well as in the sphere of high technologies, communications, space explorations, aircraft building and transport. The main news of the visit were multi-billion deliveries to China of Russian gas (announced by the president) in two directions – western and eastern. Incidentally, construction of a new gas pipeline from Western Siberia is to be completed by 2011, while the length of a pipe will be 3,000 kilometers. According to estimates of sources at the Russian delegation, the cost of the two pipelines will be at least ten billion US dollars. The president forecast the total volume of future gas deliveries to China at 60-80 billion cubic meters annually. The Russian side guarantees at the same time that “all earlier long-term understandings with European recipients of Russian gas will be strictly observed”. The Iranian topic prevailed among international issues at the talks. Russia and China agreed to help settle the situation around the Iranian nuclear problem with political and diplomatic means. After the end of official programme of the visit, Putin came to the legendary Shaolin Monastery where got acquainted with traditions of Buddhism and the uchi martial art.
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