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    Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit China in June 2016, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has confirmed.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) – On November 30, 2015, Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to hold regular meetings to coordinate their stances on global events in today’s fast-paced world.

    Putin is expected to visit the Chinese capital in June.

    "We paid special attention, including in the course of yesterday’s meeting with President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, the preparation of the next summit, [and] President Putin's visit to China in June of this year," Lavrov said on Friday, after meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing.

    Lavrov Discusses Putin’s Upcoming Visit to Beijing With Chinese Foreign Minister

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing, discussing the upcoming visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to China.

    "We are convinced that a full expansion of cooperation between Russia and China is not only in the interests of our countries, but also solves the issue of more stable international politics," Lavrov said.

    Russia, China Agree to Coordinate Positions on Syria, Iran

    Russia and China have agreed to coordinate their positions on a range of international issues, including Syria, Iran and Libya, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

    "We also agreed to continue to coordinate positions on all the issues of our international agenda, including cooperation in the UN Security Council on such topical issues of world politics as Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya," Lavrov told reporters on Friday.

    The Russian foreign minister invited Wang Yi to visit Russia.

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