China plans to cooperate with Russia in internet trade, space and aircraft industry

China’s authorities intend to develop cooperation with Russia in the sphere of internet trade, space and aircraft industry to double the volume of bilateral trade, increasing it to $200 billion, Premier of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang told TASS at a news conference on Friday.

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Lavrov to take part in Russian-Turkish strategic planning group meeting March 13

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will take part in a meeting of the Russian-Turkish Strategic Planning Group in Antalya on March 13, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters at a press briefing on Thursday.

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Russia’s top diplomat to discuss trade and economic cooperation in Hong Kong

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Hong Kong for the first time on Tuesday. Lavrov will meet with Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam to discuss bilateral cooperation in the trade and economic, financial, humanitarian and other spheres.

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Moscow interested in improving relations with Tbilisi — Russian deputy foreign minister

Moscow is interested in improving relations with Tbilisi to an extent that would be comfortable for Georgia, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told TASS on Wednesday after talks with Georgian prime minister’s special envoy for Russia Zurab Abashidze.

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Russian-Chinese trade turnover grows by 10.8% to $9.2 billion in January — China’s customs

Trade turnover between Russia and China in January 2019 has increased by 10.8% on an annualized basis to $9.2 billion, China’s General Administration of Customs said in a report issued on Thursday.

China’s exports to Russia grew by 11.5% in the first month of 2019 and exceeded $4.3 billion. Russia’s exports to China also increased by 10.2% to $4.89 billion.

In 2018 trade turnover between Russia and China increased by 27.1% on an annualized basis to $107 billion.

Caracas pledges to expand cooperation with Russian companies – vice president

Venezuela’s government will not curtail cooperation with Russian companies amidst the ongoing political crisis but plans to expand such cooperation instead, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on Sunday.

“Yesterday I met with representatives from Russian companies. We are not going to curtail relations with them in any way, on the contrary, we will only expand them,” she said at a briefing for Russian journalists commenting the opposition’s plans toroll back cooperation with Russia.

“President Maduro is not just a good friend of Russia and of President Putin personally. He continues the policy towards expanding our relations. We will develop and expand them, both in terms of geopolitics and in terms of building a multipolar world,” she added.

Russia and Japan plan to bring bilateral trade to $30 bln

Russia and Japan have the goal to bring the bilateral trade turnover to $30 bln, Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin told reporters on Tuesday. He was speaking after the meeting with his Japanese counterpart Hiroshige Seko.

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