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    Russian and Chinese Foreign Ministers Hold Talks in Sochi (VIDEO)

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, are holding a meeting in Sochi amid preparations for President Xi Jinping's visit to Russia to take part in the St Petersburg International Economic Forum in June.

    The Chinese top diplomat has arrived to Sochi for a two-day visit; Wang and Lavrov are anticipated to discuss the strengthening of bilateral ties, as well as pressing issues on the international arena. In the meantime, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is also expected to visit Russia this week to meet with Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin.

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