Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin jointly started a gas supply ceremony for the China-Russia Eastern Gas Pipeline through a video call on December 2. Xi Jinping pointed out that both China and Russia are in a critical period of national development and China-Russia relations have entered a new era.
Xi Jinping greeted each other in Beijing with Putin who was in Sochi through a video connection and witnessed the gas supply from the natural gas pipeline.
Xi Jinping extended his warm congratulations on this, emphasizing that this is a landmark project for China-Russian energy cooperation, and a model of in-depth cooperation and win-win cooperation between the two sides. He hoped that both sides will promote sustainable economic and social development along the pipeline.
Xi Jinping emphasized that 2019 is the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Russia. He and Putin jointly announced the development of a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in the new era of China and Russia. They unanimously decided to continue to develop China-Russia relations as their respective diplomatic priorities and unswervingly strengthen the strategic cooperation between the two countries. Cooperation with various fields. He described China-Russian relations entering a new era and hoped that China and Russia would make persistent efforts to benefit the two countries and their people.
Putin said that the natural gas pipeline supply of the China-Russian Eastern Line is of great historical significance and will bring the strategic cooperation between the two countries to a new height. Russia is willing to work with China to ensure the smooth implementation of this landmark strategic cooperation project.
The China-Russian Eastern Gas Pipeline starts from East Siberia, Russia, and enters Heihe, Heilongjiang Province, China from Bashkortostan. The total length of pipelines in Russia is about 3000 kilometers, 3,371 kilometers of new pipelines in China, and 1,740 kilometers of existing pipelines.