Dmitry Medvedev’s conversation with Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang

The conversation took place on the sidelines of the meeting of the SCO Heads of Government Council.

Excerpts from the transcript:

Dmitry Medvedev: We have met three times over the past month. This regularity shows that our relations are at an excellent level; these are relations of strategic partnership and full-scale cooperation. Lately, there have been top-level meetings with President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin.

We maintain intergovernmental contacts. Together we held an extended meeting of the intergovernmental commission, during which we summarised the results of our work done this year. All of this allows us to advance new initiatives and implement new ambitious projects that correspond to the high level of our relations.

Li Keqiang (via interpreter): The SCO Heads of Government Council Meeting chaired by you was a total success. I have a feeling that this is the most successful meeting I have taken part in over the past years.

Sochi is a real gem on the Black Sea coast.

President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin meet regularly. All top-level agreements are being implemented and contribute to promoting bilateral relations.

I was very happy to hold another regular meeting of heads of government with you. This mechanism has been operating for decades now. The results of our cooperation are growing, demonstrating its high effectiveness.