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    Russian, Chinese Prime Ministers to Meet in St. Petersburg in Early November

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    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang are expected to meet in St. Petersburg on November 7-8, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said Friday.

    VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) — According to Shuvalov, the Russian side at the upcoming meeting looks forward to reading the pending report on the need for such an extensive integration format as the Eurasian Economic Partnership, which will comprise Eurasian Economic Union member states (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia), as well as India, China, Pakistan, and others willing to join the format.

    "On November 7-8, a regular meeting of the prime ministers will be held in St. Petersburg — a regular meeting of the premier of China's State Council and Russia's prime minister," Shuvalov said at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) panel session.

    The EEF kicked off earlier in the day on Russky Island, near the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok. The forum, which is due to run through Saturday, is expected to attract some 2,500 participants, from countries including China, Japan, South Korea, India, Vietnam, Australia, the United States and Singapore.

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