"A comprehensive program needs to be drawn up for developing Eastern Siberian and Far East [oil and gas] fields, and we are ready to discuss China's involvement in this program," he said.
Zhukov did not specify what form China's involvement would take, saying there were various possibilities.
Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi, during a meeting with a Russian delegation to prepare for the upcoming meeting between the country's leaders, said that China is interested in oil and gas exploration and development in Russia.
"I hope that the [Russian] government will create the necessary conditions for such cooperation," she said.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Yury Gagarin: A down-to-earth person
Infographics: The Linguistic Diversity of the Planet
Ukraine has not preserved its 1991 borders. The signing of the Geneva memorandum on April 17 reaffirmed the willingness of Russia, the United States and EU countries to reach a compromise. While the sides continue to trade tough talk and symbolic sanctions, the Kremlin and the White House are also holding a parallel dialogue on the coordinated geopolitical revision of Eastern Europe.