Chinese Minister of Finance Jin Renqing and Russian counterpart
Alexei Kudrin convened the first China-Russia Finance Ministerial
Dialogue in Beijing on Friday.
The pair exchanged views on macroeconomic issues, fiscal
policies, and cooperation on international issues in a candid and
The talks came on the tenth anniversary of the China-Russia
Strategic Partnership of Coordination, the fifth anniversary of the
China-Russia Treaty for Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and
Cooperation and during the Year of Russia in China in 2006.
The ministers agreed the events gave added significance to the
dialogue and the implementation of the agreements to promote the
They agreed the second dialogue would take place in Moscow next
To mark the Year of Russia in China, the two ministers also
attended the opening of the China-Russia Seminar on Public Finance
Management immediately after.
The dialogue was convened under the Memorandum of Understanding
on the Launch of the China-Russia Finance Ministerial Dialogue,
signed by the two governments during Russian President Putin's
visit to China in March.
Hosted by the two ministries, it will be held annually,
alternating between the two countries.
The main topics include domestic macroeconomic issues, fiscal
policies, financial reforms, and cooperation and coordination on
international financial issues. The dialogue will include mutually
agreed seminars, workshops, study tours and other projects.
(Xinhua News Agency October 13, 2006)