China, Russia delineate eastern border

July 21st, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, July 21 (Xinhua) China and Russia Monday signed an additional protocol on their eastern border, completing delineation of the 4,300-km long stretch. The protocol was signed by Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Yang said at a press briefing after his talks with Lavrov that the two sides exchanged views on how to further promote the strategic partnership and strengthen bilateral cooperation on international and regional issues.

Lavrov said their talks were “fruitful” and focused on ways to implement various bilateral agreements and give shape to the visions of cooperation that emerged during the recent meetings between Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao.

He also told reporters that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin would attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games and meet Chinese leaders.

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