Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet with his Chinese counterpart in Astana to discuss the situation on the Korean peninsula, Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Wednesday.

“During the meeting, [Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping] will discuss to bilateral cooperation in the SCO format, as well as they will focus on the recent developments on the Korean peninsula,” he said.

The two leaders may discuss other issues, including those related to the regional and international agenda, the presidential aide said. The talks will be held on June 8, on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Astana, Ushakov said. He reaffirmed, that Chinese leader’s visit to Moscow is scheduled for July 3-4; and with this in mind the two heads of state will have “rather short” meeting in Astana.

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