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Putin arrives in Beijing for celebrations of 70th anniversary of WWII victory

September 02, 2015, 13:19 UTC+3 BEIJING

The Russian leader is due to spend two days in the Chinese capital

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BEIJING, September 2. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Beijing to take part in the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Victory in World War II.

The Russian leader is due to spend two days in the Chinese capital. The visit comes at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The Russian president will hold talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday to exchange views on current political and regional issues. The sides will also talk prospects for deepening cooperation within the United Nations, the Group of 20 leading economies, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and other international organisations.

On September 3, Putin is expected to participate in the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the allied victory over Japan.

Besides, the Russian-Chinese talks and a range of international bilateral meetings will be held. Putin’s busy schedule also includes meetings with the presidents of Venezuela, Laos and Czech Republic, Nicolas Maduro, Choummaly Sayasone and Milos Zeman, due to take place on September 3.

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