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Russia Says Lavrov, Kerry To Hold Talks In Beijing

Russian news agencies say Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks in Beijing on November 8 ahead of an Asia-Pacific Economic Community (APEC) summit next week.

The reports cited a Russian Foreign Ministry source.

The two had last met in Paris on October 14, when they discussed the crisis in Ukraine.

The situation in eastern Ukraine is also expected to dominate the agenda in Beijing.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on November 7 that Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama could possibly also "talk one way or another" at the APEC summit on November 10-11.

APEC includes 21 countries.

Based on reporting by Reuters, Interfax, and TASS