Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov arrived in Beijing
Thursday morning, starting a two-day official visit at the
invitation of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.
During his stay here, Fradkov will meet with Chinese President
Hu Jintao and top legislator Wu Bangguo, respectively. Fradkov and Premier
Wen Jiabao will both attend the 11th regular meeting between the
prime ministers of the two countries, and activities celebrating
the closing ceremony of the "Year of Russia" in China.
Before the prime minister's regular meeting, Chinese Vice
Premier Wu Yi and the Russian Deputy Prime Minister
Alexander Zhukov co-chaired the 10th meeting of the committee for
regular meeting of prime ministers of the two countries on November
In addition, Chinese State Councilor Chen Zhili and Zhukov co-chaired the 7th
Session of the China-Russia Cooperation Committee on Education,
Culture, Health and Sports on November 6.
China and Russia will hold a closing ceremony for the "Year of
Russia" in China in Beijing on Thursday evening. Both Wen and
Fradkov will attend the closing ceremony and deliver speeches.
Following the ceremony, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra from
Russia will entertain the audience.
A series of activities including the National Exhibition on
Russia and the Sino-Russian Investment Promotion Week will also be
held during the prime minister's visit.
The two sides will sum up the outcome of the "Year of Russia",
and outline activities for the coming "Year of China" in
More than 200 activities were held during the "Year of Russia",
which help strengthen the traditional friendship between the two
countries and push forward the China-Russia strategic
(Xinhua News Agency November 9, 2006)