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Russia is the world's top oil producer while China is the biggest oil importer.
The former NSA contractor's statement came as he met with human rights groups in Moscow.
The Syrian National Coalition has been trying to procure arms from its Western allies.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said he would gladly receive Snowden, "if circumstances permit".
Bolivia joins Nicaragua and Venezuela in paving a way for the NSA whistle-blower to leave Russia.
Russia is not looking to oust Syrian leader Al-Assad and wants the conflicting parties to negotiate, says president.
BRICS members advocate the creation of a just system of global economic relations, said the Russian president.
China hopes to 'inject new and strong impetus to the growth of the comprehensive strategic partnership' with Russia.
Moscow will use its presidency to focus on the development of the situation in Afghanistan.
In their joint press conference, Putin said he had heated debate with the French leader on Syria.