Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was hosted by Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang in Beijing on Tuesday as part of a two-day visit to China to boost bilateral relations.
The two leaders attended a ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People and also inspected the guard of honour on Tian’anmen Square before sitting down for talks.
A number of key bilateral deals will be signed, reportedly in excess of 64 billion euros.
They are expected to focus on co-operation of the economy, trade, culture and major political affairs. Energy, investment and co-operation at the local level is also expected to feature.
China is Russia’s fourth largest investor, ploughing over 20 billion euros into the Russian economy, according to latest reports.
The two countries have upgraded their relations in recent years to counterbalance the US – Asia-Pacific axis.