President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to China. The Head of the State met Chinese President Xi Jinping and other high rank officials. Khabarovsk Krai Governor Vyacheslav Shport participated in the official delegation and took part in a meeting of President Putin with Zhang Dejiang — Chairman of Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
Vladimir Putin stressed out that Russia pays a priority attention to development of relations with China.
In the follow-up speech Governor Shport pointed out that the visit of the Head of the State would give a new impulse to development of Russian-Chinese relations both on the state-to-state and regional levels. He highlighted that Khabarovsk Krai had been extending cooperation with Chinese provinces such as Heilongjiang and Jilin. The Governor invited Chinese businessmen to Khabarosk Krai to participate in joint projects.