Top legislator Wu Bangguo met with a Russian governor in Beijing
Thursday, pledging to enhance cooperation between localities of the
two neighboring countries.
While meeting with Viktor Ishayev, governor of the Khabarovsk
Region of Russia, Wu spoke highly of the important role the far
eastern region has played in promoting trade exchanges, and
highlighted sound China-Russia cooperation in energy, investment
"The cooperation between localities of the two countries has
become a driving force for bilateral ties," said Wu, chairman of
the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
Wu urged Khabarovsk and provinces in China to explore new
channels and ways for cooperation.
Khabarovsk is ready to further cooperation with neighboring
Chinese provinces in areas such as trade energy, said Ishayev.
(Xinhua News Agency November 10, 2006)