MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Beijing in October for talks with China’s Xi Jinping, Interfax cited Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of Russia’s Security Council, as saying on Tuesday.

“In October, we look forward to thorough bilateral talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing,” Patrushev said at a meeting in Moscow with China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi.

In Beijing, Putin will take part in a forum on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Patrushev said.

(Reporting by Reuters; editing by Guy Faulconbridge and Kevin Liffey)

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