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Putin To Visit China Next Week, Sign 20 Bilateral Deals

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit China on September 2-3 at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Russian presidential press service said August 26.

Putin will attend celebrations dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the victory of Chinese people over Japan and the 70th anniversary of victory in WWII.

The Russian and Chinese leaders also plan to hold negotiations on energy and other issues, and sign more than 20 bilateral documents, many implementing agreements reached during Xi's visit to Russia in May 2015 and in meetings in Ufa in July 2015.

Russia's Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov said cooperation between the two countries has "already become a powerful stabilizing factor of security" in the world.

He said Russia and China have developed "coordinated positions" on "Iran's nuclear program, Syrian issues, nuclear problems on the Korean peninsula, and fighting against the Islamic State."

While in Beijing, Putin will also hold bilateral meetings with other leaders of states attending the celebrations.

Based on reporting by Interfax and TASS

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