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    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that future agreement between Russia and China should be established on the basis of mutual interest, on the basis of the so-called complex, multi-faceted approach to solving problems.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — Russia and China are successfully continuing their cooperation in the nuclear field and have agreed that future agreements in this area should be designed to take into account the countries' mutual interests, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.

    Earlier in the day, Medvedev had a meeting with China's Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang in Beijing as part of his official visit to China.

    "We are in contact, we are moving forward on cooperation in the nuclear field. Different directions [for cooperation] were discussed today. And we have agreed with my counterpart that future agreements should be established on the basis of mutual interest, on the basis of the so-called complex, multi-faceted approach to solving problems," Medvedev said at a press conference after the meeting.

    Some 30 official documents were signed after Thursday's bilateral talks.

    China is one of Russia's the leading trade partners. The two sides signed a major memorandum of understanding in March 2014 that laid the groundwork for enhancing future cooperation between the two countries.

    Moscow and Beijing have joint energy projects, such as the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant, and are working on expanding this cooperation.

    The Tianwan NPP, located on the Chinese coast and considered to be the safest in the world by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was constructed using Russian nuclear power equipment and service export monopoly Atomstroyexport. It began operation in 2007.

    The nuclear energy complex is expected to comprise eight generating units once it is fully completed. The two countries are currently negotiating the details of the construction of its seventh and eighth power units.

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