China, Russia Sign Four More Documents

China and Russia signed four more documents during Russian President Putin's state visit to China, bringing the number of documents signed by the two countries to nine.

The four documents signed on July19,2000 include an agreement between the two education ministries for cooperation between 2000 and 2002, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on approving certain designated companies from Republic of Korea to participate in the feasibility study of a gas pipeline project in Russia's Rrkutsk. The MOU was signed by the natural petroleum gas working groups of China and Russia.

Another MOU was signed by the China National Petroleum Corporation (group), the Russian Energy Ministry, a Russian pipeline company and the YUKOS Oil Corporation of Russia on the feasibility study of an oil pipeline project between China and Russia.

In addition to the agreement and the two MOUs, a Sales and Purchases Contract on 300,000 Tons West Siberia Light Oil Between China United Oil Corporation and YUKOS Oil Corporation was also signed.

China and Russia already signed five important documents July 18, including the Beijing Declaration and a Joint Statement on Anti-ballistic Missile Issues, which were signed by Chinese President Jiang Zemin and Russian President Putin.


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