Russian Prime Minister Putin said here on Tuesday that Russia and China are working on a huge oil and gas cooperation project.
In an exclusive interview with Xinhua, Putin said the two countries have signed a 20-year oil supply agreement and laid more than 2,000 kilometers of crude oil pipelines for this.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) is interviewed by Peng Shujie (2nd R), deputy chief editor of Xinhua News Agency, Ma Li (3rd R), deputy chief editor of People's Daily, and Shui Junyi, TV host from China Central Television (CCTV), in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 13, 2009.
China is also laying on its side the corresponding pipeline, he said, adding the two counties are studying the feasibility of building a refinery in China.
Putin said as the world's nuclear power, Russia keeps an open mind towards cooperation in this field.
"Russia and China are very active in the nuclear energy cooperation, "Putin said, citing the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant as a good example.
Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant, located in the Lianyungang city in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, is so far the largest nuclear power cooperative program between China and Russia.