Russia, China sign strategic agreements

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 09:35 GMT, Jun 26, 2016 |

Russia and China signed over 30 cooperation deals on Saturday (June 25) as President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart Xi Jinping met in Beijing.

The deals covered areas such as economy and trade, foreign affairs, infrastructure, technology and innovation, agriculture, finance, energy, media, Internet and sports, China’s semi-official Xinhua news agency reported.

After bilateral talks, Putin said both sides were moving towards working on 58 joint initiatives worth 50 billion dollars.

Putin’s aide told journalists earlier this week that energy, aerospace, North Korea, and Syria were some of the issues due to be discussed between the two leaders during the visit.

Putin arrived in Beijing after a visit to Tashkent, where he attended the 16th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit.