OREANDA-NEWS. Vnesheconombank and the Export – Import Bank of China signed a framework line of credit agreement in Beijing. The amount to be financed under the CNY agreement will be up to three billion US dollars.

The agreement was officially signed in the presence of Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, and Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. The agreement was signed during the 22nd Meeting of Prime Ministers of Russia and China by VEB Chairman Sergey Gorkov on the part of VEB and by Chairman Hu Xiaolian on the part of the Export-Import Bank of China.

The Agreement provides for long-term lending to finance Russian projects in the area of infrastructure and technologies as well as knowledge intensive and innovative projects being launched in Russia, including the projects that create synergies in the context of the EAEU integration initiatives and China’s The Belt and Road Initiative.

«VEB and China EximBank have been working together for a long time, and we have achieved great results. With the new agreement signed today, we will be able to expand Russia-China cooperation commercially and economically and to boost interaction across the high-tech sectors», Sergey Gorkov commented after the agreement was officially signed.