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Zhu Bixin joined SASAC Chairman’s visit to Russian Deputy PM

Office of the President     2018-09-14         

On September 12, during the Group’s President Zhu Bixin’s participation in the 4th Eastern Economic Forum in Russia, he joined Xiao Yaqing, the Chairman of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), to visit Yury Trutnev, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District. The Director of the SASAC’s Bureau of International Cooperation Yin Changbo and the Group’s Vice President Xiang Hong attended the meeting.

Trutnev welcomed Xiao Yaqing’s visit to the Eastern Economic Forum. He said that the Russian government welcomed Chinese enterprises to invest in Russia and looked forward to the cooperation between Chinese central state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in various fields in the Far Eastern District and was willing to continue to provide favorable conditions and environment for strengthening Sino-Russian enterprise cooperation.

Xiao Yaqing stated that the Eastern Economic Forum was an important platform to gather consensus, deepen pragmatic economic and trade cooperation between China and Russia, and promote economic development in the Far Eastern District, which has attracted many central SOEs’ active participation. SASAC is willing to work with Russia to implement the important consensus reached between President Xi Jinping and President Putin on ‘Northeastern Region-Far Eastern District’ cooperation, jointly promote Sino-Russian enterprises to expand cooperation fields and innovate cooperation models in the Far Eastern District, and promote the implementation of major projects of mutual concern.

Zhu Bixin expressed his gratitude to the Russian federation government and Deputy Prime Minister Trutnev for their support over the development of China Chengtong in Russia. He introduced China Chengtong’s development in Russia and the progress of its investment in the pulp mill in the Far Eastern District. Zhu Bixin said that China Chengtong attached great importance to the investment in Russia, and paid great emphasis on the pulp mill project in the Far Eastern District. Zhu Bixin hoped that through the joint efforts of both sides and on the basis of existing achievements, problems the project is facing could be solved and a win-win situation in political and economic aspects between the two countries could be achieved.

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