Medvedev to meet with Chinese foreign minister

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will on Friday meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, who is arriving on an official visit, the Kremlin said.

Medvedev and Yang will discuss urgent matters in bilateral relations, in particular, preparation for the upcoming visit by Chinese leader Hu Jintao to Russia and the two leaders’ participation in June’s summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Kazakh capital Astana.

During his visit to China in April, Medvedev met with Hu.

Medvedev and Yang are also expected to discuss cooperation within BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The association recently held a summit in China, which was also attended by Medvedev.

MOSCOW, May 6 (RIA Novosti)

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