China and Russia will resume energy negotiations in Beijing tomorrow, a month after Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang proposed a new model for China-Russia energy cooperation during a visit to Russia, but analysts did not expect a commercial deal soon despite the "good political will" of the two countries' leaders.
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan and his Russian counterpart Arkady Dvorkovich will hold the new round of energy talks and prepare documents to be signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin's coming visit to China.
Putin is scheduled to pay a state visit to China on Tuesday and meet his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao, before attending the 12th Heads of State Council meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
The tour will be one of Putin's first state visits abroad after returning to the Kremlin, which confirms the importance Russia attaches to its relations with China, Eugeny Bazhanov, director of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, told Xinhua.
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