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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will meet with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao during his visit to China on October 12-14, a senior Russian government official said.

MOSCOW, October 12 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will meet with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao during his visit to China on October 12-14, a senior Russian government official said.

Yury Ushakov, a deputy government chief of staff, said Putin will arrive in China on Monday evening and is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Jiabao on Tuesday.

"Issues of cooperation between the two countries will be discussed at the meeting with Wen Jiabao," Ushakov said.

Putin will also meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao and take part in a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of Government in China's capital, Beijing, on October 14.

The meeting is expected to focus on the strengthening of humanitarian and economic cooperation between the SCO member states, including their cooperation in overcoming the consequences of the global financial crisis.

Heads of Government of the SCO member states are also to discuss joint projects in the transport, energy, information and telecommunication spheres.

The SCO, founded in 2001, consists of Russia, China and the ex-Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.