Moscow: President Vladimir Putin has said that the relations between China and Russia are at their highest level in history, Xinhua reported.
"Our relations have became one of the most important factors in the international affairs," Putin said at his annual press conference here Thursday.
Russia looks forward to developing joint projects in areas such as big-hull civilian aircraft manufacturing, he said, adding that the bilateral cooperation in investment and finance were also very promising.
He said the two sides have agreed that some part of their bilateral trade would be conducted in national currencies.
It was Putin`s eighth large conference as president and the first since his return to the Kremlin this May. In 2008, he had answered nearly 100 questions in the marathon press event.