23 Mar 2023 15:08

Russia-China Plan 2030 outlining all key areas of joint work to be endorsed shortly - Mishustin

MOSCOW. March 23 (Interfax) - The Russian government will soon endorse the Russian-Chinese Plan 2030 as a follow-up to the joint statement adopted by the presidents of the two countries on Tuesday, dealing with the mid-term development of the two states' practical cooperation, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.

"Following talks between [Russian] President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Moscow, a joint statement on the development of practical interaction between Russia and China in the mid-term prospect was adopted. On its basis, my counterpart, Premier of the State Council of China Li Qiang, and I will endorse in the near future Plan 2030, which will include all major avenues of joint work with our Chinese partners," Mishustin said when presenting the government's annual report in the State Duma.

When commenting on priorities facing the government this year, the prime minister said that "the government's priority is to strengthen cooperation with our allies and to search for new partners."

Furthermore, Russia, which chairs the Eurasian Economic Union in 2023, plans to take measures to increase the number of joint projects in the energy sector, transport and digital transformation.

"We will focus on forming alternative logistics chains and on improving the investment climate," Mishustin said.

Efforts will also continue to develop infrastructure as part of the North-South international corridor and in the Sea of Azov-Black Sea and Eastern sectors, which is key to enlarging exports of Russian goods to new markets, he said.

"Broadening these corridors will help increase the volume of international traffic by more than one-third within the next three years," Mishustin said.