Russian, Chinese diplomats to discuss Xi Jinping’s visit, Venezuela, Iran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Monday.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the two sides will discuss arrangements for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia, who will take part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 6-8. “The two ministers will also exchange views on a wide range of pressing international issues, including the situation regarding Venezuela, the Korean Peninsula, the Syrian settlement, the current state of affairs in Afghanistan, efforts aimed at preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” the ministry said.

Besides, the top diplomats are expected to discuss prospects for further development of Russian-Chinese cooperation, taking into account the outcome of the top-level talks held on April 26 in Beijing on the sidelines of the Second Belt and Road Forum and in light of 70 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries marked this year.


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