MOSCOW, November 18 (Sputnik) – Russia’s oil giant Rosneft has invited Chinese companies to participate in joint energy projects in the Arctic, Russian Resource Minister Sergei Donskoi said Tuesday.
“The Chinese have received an offer and are looking at participation in these projects [in the Arctic]. We’re talking about with Rosneft,” the minister said.
Russian and Chinese relations have been actively developed over the past few months.
Earlier in November, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that increasing cooperation with China, including in the energy sector, is one of Russia's top foreign policy priorities.
In October, Rosneft and the state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) signed an agreement to develop their strategic cooperation.