Zhukov positively appraised the program, which outlines strategies to raise bilateral trade to $60-$80 billion by 2010, but said some of its points required further consideration.
At Tuesday's session in Beijing, the Russian-Chinese commission on prime-ministerial meetings said it would instruct relevant government agencies to continue developing the program.
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