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    Chinese State Council Premier to Meet Putin During Russia Visit

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    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit Russia in November, Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Li Huilai said Monday.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — Chinese State Council Premier Li Keqiang will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Russia in November, Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Li Huilai said Monday.

    Li is set to visit Russia on November 6-8 at the invitation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The premier will also take part in the 21st regular meeting between Russian and Chinese government heads in St. Petersburg on November 7.

    "In Moscow, Premier Li Keqiang will meet with Putin," Li said during a briefing.

    In St. Petersburg, the premier will attend a dinner with Medvedev before a closed meeting between the two heads of government, Li added, stressing that the visit has great importance for developing bilateral ties between Russia and China.

    "This visit is one of the most important high-level exchanges between China and Russia. It has tremendous importance for deepening bilateral ties and promoting cross-border cooperation," he said.

    On Wednesday, the Russian government said that the two heads of government plan to discuss Russian-Chinese trade, economic, investment, energy and humanitarian cooperation. The sides will release a joint communique and sign a number of cooperation documents.


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