BEIJING - China and Russia should deepen trade and investment cooperation, and improve the level of cross-border connectivity, China's Commerce Minister Wang Wentao said on Tuesday.

Both countries should strengthen communication and coordination under multilateral frameworks, and make every efforts to serve high-level exchanges and meetings this year, Wang said while meeting Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov in Beijing, according to a Chinese commerce ministry statement.

(Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Alex Richardson)