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Hu Jintao and Putin to hold talks at APEC summit in Vladivostok

BEIJING, Aug. 30 — Chinese President Hu Jintao hopes to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin issues of deepening bilateral strategic relations at a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization (APEC) in Vladivostok, aide of the Chinese foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu said at a briefing in Beijing on Thursday. The briefing was devoted to the forthcoming participation of China’s delegation in the APEC summit.

“The sides will touch upon the topics connected with issues of deepening bilateral strategic relations,” Ma Zhaoxu said answering a request of ITAR-TASS to comment on subjects of the forthcoming bilateral meeting. He said that during a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao held within the framework of a state visit to China in June of the current year, the sides “have reached the unity of opinion on issues of further deepening of the two states’ cooperation.”

Hu Jintao will head the Chinese delegation at the APEC summit on September 6-9. (PNA/Itar-Tass)

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