Russia President Vladimir Putin will visit China in October
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Russian President Vladimir Putin
will visit Beijing to hold talks with China
's Xi Jinping
in October, Interfax reported quoting Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of Russia's Security Council, as saying on Tuesday.
"In October, we look forward to thorough bilateral talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin
and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing," Patrushev said at a meeting in Moscow with China's top diplomat, Wang Yi.
Throwing light on Putin's agenda
, the official added that the Russian President will take part in a forum on China's Belt and Road Initiative.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi meanwhile said that the two countries will continue their “well-coordinated work” at the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The new session will open in New York next week.
Wang is one a four-da y trip to Russia. According to Russian media, his trip's main agenda is to pave a way for Putin to visit China soon. The Russian President recently met North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
China's foreign ministry said Wang is in Russia for four days for "strategic security consultations".
While China's Belt and Road Initiative will be a key part of Putin's agenda, the leaders might also talk about the Ukraine conflict.
The Group of Seven (G7) countries on Tuesday urged China to pressurize Russia to stop its aggression in Ukraine. The bloc met on the sidelines of the UNGA and released a joint statement.
The G7 also welcomed Beijing's participation in the Ukraine-led meeting in Jeddah. They "further encouraged China to support a just and lasting peace, including through its direct dialogue with Ukraine."