China and Russia vowed to upgrade strategic cooperation in all fields, according to a press statement issued on Friday.
The statement said China and Russia agreed that the strategic and cooperative partnership had developed rapidly, and mutual trust had reached an unprecedented height. Cooperation in all fields benefits the two peoples and contributes to world peace and stability, it said.
It said the establishment of the sub-committees on environmental protection and aviation ensured regular meetings between the prime ministers of China and Russia.
Premier Wen Jiabao and visiting Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Yefimovich Fradkov held their 11th regular meeting on November 9.
President Hu Jintao and Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, met with Fradkov.
Seventeen documents have been signed to promote cooperation on trade, nuclear power, education and other fields during Fradkov's visit to China.
Wen and Fradkov presented the closing ceremony of the "Year of Russia in China."
Both agreed that the "Year of Russia" in 2006 and the "Year of China" in 2007 will have profound significance in furthering relations, said the statement.
It said the 12th meeting between the two prime ministers will be held in 2007.
(Xinhua News Agency November 11, 2006)