Russian Upper House Speaker Matvienko May Meet Chinese President

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Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko, the chairperson of the upper house of the Russian parliament, may hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during her visit to China, Federation Council Deputy Chairman Ilyas Umakhanov said Thursday.

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Russian Federation Council Delegation to Visit China
WUHAN (China) (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, a Russian delegation headed by Matvienko departed for China. The delegation includes the chairman of the Federation Council's International Affairs Committee, Konstantin Kosachev, Vice Chairman of the Federation Council Dmitry Mezentsev, as well as Umakhanov.

"There should be a meeting, or at least our Chinese colleagues, represented by the deputy chairman…talked about it in the morning," Umakhanov said.

According to the press service of the Federation Council, during the trip the delegation is set to visit the cities of Wuhan and Beijing. The agenda of the visit includes, among other issues, negotiations with Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) Zhang Dejiang. According to the press service, among the main topics to be discussed will be the development of inter-parliamentary relations and regional cooperation between China and Russia.

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