Economic tie-ups Russias main focus when Xi visits

Channel News Asia
Thursday 21st March, 2013

MOSCOW: Economic tie-ups will be Russia’s main focus when new Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the country.Experts there say both sides need to build trust so that cooperation can grow.Xi’s trip to Russia, his first foreign visit as China’s president, is intended to underline the growing importance of Sino-Russian relations to both Beijing and Moscow.The two countries have a lot in common.Both members of the UN Security Council, they have voted against tougher sanctions on North Korea and Iran for their nuclear programmes, and have vetoed UN draft resolutions condemning the Syrian regime ov…

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