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On December 11, 2017, delegation of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) had a meeting with the representatives of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). 

Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Ivan Timofeev, Director of Programs, Timur Makhmutov, Deputy Director of Programs, Ksenia Kuzmina, RIAC Program Coordinator, and Yuri Kulintsev, RIAC expert, Associate Researcher at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies (IFES) Russian Academy of Sciences, represented RIAC at the events in Beijing (PRC). The CASS team included Wang Lei, Steering Committee at CASS Bureau of International Cooperation, Professor Li Yongquan, Director of Institute of Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies (IEERCAS), Sun Li, Deputy Director of Institute of Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Xue Fuqi, Director of Programs at CASS Council for Strategic Interaction between Russia and China Strategic, and other staff members. 

On December 11, 2017, delegation of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) had a meeting with the representatives of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). 

Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Ivan Timofeev, Director of Programs, Timur Makhmutov, Deputy Director of Programs, Ksenia Kuzmina, RIAC Program Coordinator, and Yuri Kulintsev, RIAC expert, Associate Researcher at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies (IFES) Russian Academy of Sciences, represented RIAC at the events in Beijing (PRC). The CASS team included Wang Lei, Steering Committee at CASS Bureau of International Cooperation, Professor Li Yongquan, Director of Institute of Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies (IEERCAS), Sun Li, Deputy Director of Institute of Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Xue Fuqi, Director of Programs at CASS Council for Strategic Interaction between Russia and China Strategic, and other staff members. 

In the course of negotiations RIAC and CASS representatives discussed the prospects for greater interaction between the organizations and specific joint projects within the framework of RIAC and CASS Memorandum on Cooperation signed between the two institutions in the presence of leaders of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and China, Xi Jinping, in 2016. The key topic of the discussion focused on the results of The Third International Conference “Russia and China: Taking on a New Quality of Bilateral Relations” held in May, 2017, and organizational issues of the Fourth  International Conference "Russia and China" 2018.  

Andrey Kortunov and Ivan Timofeev also gave lectures for the staff of CASS Institute of Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies (IEERCAS). They shared their vision on Russia’s foreign policy priorities and prospects for Russia-China cooperation development, including the issues of deepening the Eurasian integration, situation in Ukraine and in Syria, North Korean crisis, and the relations with the key players in the world arena, in particular with the U.S., Japan, and India.

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