Hu holds talks with Medvedev

Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev held bilateral talks on international and regional issues of common concern.

New Delhi: Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev held bilateral talks here on Wednesday on international and regional issues of common concern.

Both the leaders, who are in New Delhi to attend fourth
BRICS Summit tomorrow, exchanged views on bilateral ties and
discussed their cooperation in strategic areas, sources said.

Last year, during the state visit of Hu to Russia, the two
countries agreed to develop a comprehensive strategic
cooperative partnership featuring equality, mutual trust,
mutual support, common prosperity and lasting friendship in
the new decade.

The two countries also agreed to boost bilateral trade
with the goals of reaching 100 billion U.S. dollars by 2015
and 200 billion dollars in 2020 and enhance cooperation in
other sectors.

In 2011, their bilateral trade reached a record high of
79.2 billion dollars.

Later, Medvedev also held bilateral talks with his South
African counterpart.

PTI