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    China, Russia to Develop Cooperation in Technology, Space Sector

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    China and Russia intend to develop cooperation in a range of spheres, including in various fields of technology and space exploration, a joint communique on the 21st Regular Meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) According to the communique published on the official website of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the parties intend to continue making concerted efforts, determine the potential for bilateral cooperation, trigger ongoing development of the trade and economic cooperation.

    "Based on this, the parties have agreed to promote real business cooperation in the fields of biotechnologies, information technologies, software technologies, aerospace technologies, satellite navigation technologies and ‘green’ technologies," the communique said.

    The communique added, that the parties agreed to broaden long-term space cooperation through implementing the Russian-Chinese space cooperation program for 2013-2017.

    Besides, China and Russia agreed to foster infrastructure construction at the border checkpoints and to expand their capacity.

    Medvedev and Li met on Monday in St. Petersburg to discuss trade and investment ties, as well as cooperation in oil, gas and nuclear industries.

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