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Russian, Chinese leaders to discuss North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Kremlin says

Among the topics, Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov also listed Syrian regulation, cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, as well as "the relations of Russia and China with major Western powers"

MOSCOW, June 4. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping will discuss current issues on the international agenda during their talks on June 5, including the situation around North Korea, Iran and Venezuela, Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Tuesday.

"As for the international agenda, [Putin and Xi Jinping] will touch upon the current issues. The positions of China and Russia on the majority of international issues either fully coincide or are similar," the Kremlin official said.

Among the topics of discussion, Ushakov listed the situation on the Korean peninsula and in Venezuela, the Iran nuclear deal, Syrian settlement, cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region, as well as "the relations of Russia and China with major Western powers, including the USA."

"Moscow and Beijing actively favor the political-diplomatic settlement of the Korean problem, development of a mechanism for ensuring peace and security in Northeast Asia. The Russian-Chinese roadmap is being actively put into practice," the Kremlin aide said, emphasizing Korea as a major focal point at the talks.

The leaders plan to exchange opinions on the situation around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program. "We and China believe that this plan efficiently solves the tasks of ensuring entirely peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program, and on the whole contributes to the non-proliferation regime, and of course it is necessary to see that this major document keep functioning," Ushakov added.