China, Russia to honor commitments on oil pipeline
( 2003-11-18 22:11) (Xinhua)
China and Russia will honor their commitments on
the construction of the oil pipeline between the two countries, said Chinese
Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao Tuesday.
Liu made the remark in response to a report that the Russian government had
refused the construction of the oil transmission pipeline from its Angarsk oil
fields near Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia to refineries in northeastern China's
The cooperation in the oil sector, consistent with the economic development
of the two countries, was the most important part of bilateral economic and
energy cooperation, said Liu.
He said that when Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with his counterpart Mikhail
Kasyanov this September, China and Russia chose to continue to implement their
cooperation in the energy field, boost cooperation between companies in oil
pipeline construction, oil field exploitation, and oil and natural gas exports
to China according to the joint declaration signed on May 27.
Liu said he believed the two countries would honor their commitments.