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Russian-Chinese talks

March 22, 2013, The Kremlin, Moscow

Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, who is in Russia on a state visit.

The official welcome ceremony took place at the Grand Kremlin Palace’s St George Hall. The two leaders then held talks.

After the one-on-one meeting, the talks continued with the two countries’ delegations taking part.

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping concluded their talks by approving a joint declaration on mutually advantageous cooperation and deepening the two countries’ comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation.

The two presidents also oversaw the signing of a package of bilateral documents intended to further expand the countries’ strategic partnership, including agreements on oil production and refining, pipeline gas supplies, exploring coal deposits, on electricity and non-ferrous metals.

Agreements in the insurance, banking, and investment sectors were also signed, as were agreements on travel between the two countries and combating illegal migration.

Mr Putin and Mr Xi made press statements following the talks.

March 22, 2013, The Kremlin, Moscow