Ministry of Economic Development: Cooperation with China in Arctic based on mutual interest

Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alexey Gruzdev, commenting on China’s interest in the Arctic, explained that opportunities for cooperation in this area are built on mutual interest.

“The transport component is key, of course. The Chinese leader, Chinese President Xi Jinping, has put forth a concept that refers to economic cooperation and interaction with the international community. Some of the most important principles of the concept are mutual cohesion and mutual accessibility, the development of transport infrastructure, and the movement of commodity flows. This area could be of interest to our Chinese partners,” Mr. Gruzdev said.

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