17 Mar 2023 15:41

Reps of major Russian energy companies to talk to Chinese counterparts during Xi's visit to Moscow - Kremlin

MOSCOW. March 17 (Interfax) - The chief executives of major Russian energy companies have been invited to a state dinner in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Moscow and will have an opportunity to talk with their Chinese counterparts on cooperation issues, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said.

Ahead of Xi's state visit to Russia, Ushakov revealed the topics and the agenda of the upcoming talks, as well as the composition of their negotiators.

"The energy component will be discussed in great detail, in my opinion. Representatives of our largest energy companies will talk to their Chinese counterparts, including during a state dinner to which they have been invited, there will be such an opportunity among other things," Ushakov said.

He thus responded to the question as to whether Chinese partners are interested in joining in Russian projects instead of companies from unfriendly countries.

Ushakov suggested waiting for the upcoming high-level negotiations.