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Russia, China to endorse new economic cooperation program

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SANYA (China), November 1 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Economic Development and Trade Ministry and China's Commerce Ministry could soon sign an agreement on a mid-term economic program for cooperation development in 2006-2010, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov said Tuesday at a press conference in China, where he is preparing Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov's November 3-4 visit.

Zhukov positively appraised the program, which outlines strategies to raise bilateral trade to $60-$80 billion by 2010, but said some of its points required further consideration.

At Tuesday's session in Beijing, the Russian-Chinese commission on prime-ministerial meetings said it would instruct relevant government agencies to continue developing the program.