Chinese PM to visit Russia

November 6th, 2011 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Nov 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao will visit Russia Nov 6-8, the Chinese foreign ministry said.

Wen will attend a prime ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in St. Petersburg Nov 7 and hold talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

A Chinese foreign ministry official said representatives of Mongolia, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and a number of international organisations, will attend the talks.

Established in Shanghai in 2001, the SCO is a mutual security organisation comprising six countries — China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Mongolia, India, Pakistan and Iran are observers. Afghanistan has also applied for SCO membership.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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