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Putin To Visit China On June 25

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping on June 25, the Kremlin press service announced.

"The leaders of the two countries will discuss specific steps to further develop Russian-Chinese comprehensive equal confidence-based partnership and cooperation in the trade-economic, investment, technological, and humanitarian areas," it said.

"The negotiations between the presidents will also address key international issues," including matters before the United Nations, the BRICS emerging nations, the Group of 20 economic powers, and the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Tashkent on June 23-24.

The two leaders will also discuss the development of trans-border transport infrastructure, global navigation satellite systems, joint development of the Northern Sea Route, and the construction of the Belkomur railway, a link between the White Sea and the Urals, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on June 20.

Based on reporting by Interfax and TASS

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