OREANDA-NEWS. June 30, 2010. Consultations took place in Moscow on June 29 between Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexei Borodavkin and Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Cheng Guoping.

They discussed topical issues in Russian-Chinese relations, including progress in preparation for the upcoming top-level and high-level political contacts, as well as themes of further development of bilateral partnership and strategic cooperation. There was an exchange of views on a number of international problems.

The focus of attention was also on the coordination of Russia and China’s positions within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Different aspects of practical multilateral collaboration in the security and economic spheres, including plans of joint aid to Kyrgyzstan and regional assistance to Afghanistan, were examined, along with prospects for the expansion of the SCO’s international ties and the range of states involved in cooperation within the SCO framework.