Russian Federation expects further co-op with China
The Sakha Republic had signed several documents on cooperation with China focusing mainly on timber extraction and processing but the two sides were also discussing joint oil and gas exploration projects according to China Daily last week.
Yegor Borisov said the focus of these documents was mainly on "China is eyeing construction of a sea transport corridor via the Sakha Republic and the Arctic Ocean, while Russian republics which wanted to establish links with Europe are also interested in the project," Borisov said.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation between China and Russia.
Sakha, located in the northeast of Russia, is the biggest Russian republic, covering one fifth of the country's total territory.