He spoke about this at the IV Russian-Chinese energy business forum, TASS writes.

According to him, gas, oil and coal supplies are being transferred to payments in rubles and yuan. 

He noted that this makes it possible to prevent risks, as well as contribute to the transformation of the ruble and yuan into the status of world reserve currencies. 

Novak added that in this regard, the Russian and Chinese central banks are working on the possibility of opening accounts for Russian companies in China, Chinese companies in Russia, as well as the possibility of creating a settlement system without using SWIFT.

Earlier, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the Chinese authorities will build a closer partnership with Russia in the energy sector.