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Putin will meet with leaders of Venezuela, Laos and Czech Republic on September 3 in China

August 31, 2015, 17:06 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The president will participate in celebrations dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory in World War II and Victory in the War against Japan on the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping
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MOSCOW, August 31. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold bilateral meetings with the presidents of Venezuela, Laos and Czech Republic during his visit to China on September 3, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov told journalists on Monday.

The meetings are planned "in the framework of solemn celebrations in Beijing devoted to the end of the Second World War," Ushakov added.

Putin will discuss with the Venezuelan president practical steps on further cooperation in trade and economy, the presidential aide said. "Special attention will be paid to possible joint steps on stabilizing prices at the global oil market, in particular in the context of cooperation between Russia and OPEC [Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries]," Ushakov noted.

At talks with the president of Laos, Putin will focus on key aspects of traditionally friendly relations between the two countries and development of strategic partnership in the Asia-Pacific. According to Ushakov, Russia and Laos have several very promising joint investment projects. "Inter RAO Engineering" plans to build Sekong-5 hydropower plant in the south of Laos. Vimpelcom is also operating in Laos.

At the meeting with Zeman, the Russian president will discuss cooperation between Moscow and Prague in the spheres of trade and economy, investment, energy and culture.

Ushakov noted that bilateral meetings will kick off after the military parade and an official reception held by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Putin will participate in celebrations dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory in World War II and Victory in the War against Japan on the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the presidential aide continued.

Ushakov noted that China celebrates the anniversary of Victory in WWII for the first time with such scale, inviting many high-ranking foreign guests. According to Chinese colleagues, more than 20 heads of state and governments will participate in the celebrations, he added. A total of 11 foreign parade units will take part in the military parade, Ushakov said. "Our armed forces will be represented by a unit from the Honor Guard of the Preobrazhensky Regiment," he noted.

Ushakov reminded that the leaders of Russia and China will meet on September 3 in Beijing, just like they met on May 9 in Moscow, which indicates that they share common assessment of the results of the Second World War. "I mean that we similarly stand against various attempts to distort history," he concluded.

It is planned to sign around 30 bilateral documents during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China on September 2-3, Ushakov said. "Around 30 different documents are being prepared that will be signed in the presence of Putin and [Chinese President] Xi Jinping," Ushakov said adding that the Russian delegation will be very representative.

Among delegates will be Chief of Staff of Presidential Administration Sergey Ivanov; Deputy Prime Ministers Igor Shuvalov, Olga Golodets, Dmitry Rogozin; Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov; Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. Russian businessmen will also take part in negotiations with the Chinese side, including Rosneft President Igor Sechin, business ombudsman Boris Titov, VEB Chairman Vladimir Dmitriev, head of the Russian Fund of Direct Investment Kirill Dmitriyev, Rosatom head Sergey Kiriyenko and businessman Gennady Tymchenko.

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