- Title: RUSSIA: LI PENG MAKES OFFICIAL VISIT TO MOSCOW AND MEETS CHERNOMYRDIN
- Date: 26th June 1995
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (JUNE 26, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SLV TOMB OF UNKNOWN SOLDIER BY THE KREMLIN WALL 0.03 2. SLV GUARD OF HONOUR, CHINESE PRIME MINISTER LI PENG APPROACHING TOMB (2 SHOTS) 0.14 3. SLV/VARIOUS OF LI LAYING A WREATH (3 SHOTS) 0.27 4. GV/SLV GROUP IN FRONT OF WREATH (2 SHOTS) 0.33 5. SLV GUARD OF HONOUR AND MILITARY BAND 0.42 6. SLV LI WALKING AWAY/CAR MOVING (2 SHOTS) 0.50 7. SV RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER VIKTOR CHERNOMYRDIN SHAKING HANDS WITH LI (3 SHOTS) 0.59 8. CUTAWAY TO REPORTER 1.02 9. SLV/VARIOUS OF CHERNOMYRDIN AND LI AT TALKS (4 SHOTS) 1.22 10.CUTAWAY TO REPORTER 1.25 11.SV/VARIOUS OF CHERNOMYRDIN AND LI SIGNING DOCUMENTS, SHAKING HANDS (5 SHOTS) 1.45 12.SLV OFFICIALS SIGNING DOCUMENTS (2 SHOTS) 1.54 13.SCU CHERNOMYRDIN SPEAKING ABOUT SIGNING (RUSSIAN) 2.15 14.CUTAWAY TO MEDIA 2.18 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Duration: 00:02:18
- Story Text: Chinese Prime Minister Li Peng met his Russian counterpart Viktor Chernomyrdin on Monday (June 26), at the start of the first full day of an official visit to Moscow aimed at warming once-frosty ties between the two huge neighbours.
The two sides are expected to sign up to eight documents including an agreement on the exchange of criminals to try to control booming cross-border crime.
Earlier in the day, Li laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier by the Kremlin wall. Li is expected to meet Russian President Boris Yeltsin on Tuesday.
In May, Yeltsin implied the two states were ready to upgrade their relations, soured until the late 1980s by decades of competition for dominance in the Communist world.
Moscow and Beijing were allies in the 1950s but hostility then grew, climaxing in border clashes in the 1960s.
In 1989, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev agreed a reconciliation and since then bilateral economic links have grown steadily.
The premier earlier visited the former Soviet republics of Belarus and Ukraine.
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