Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, on May 13 in Sochi as part of his official visit to Russia, Moscow said on Wednesday.
The ministers “will place particular emphasis” on preparing Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia, according to Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
Lavrov and Wang will discuss Venezuela, Syria, Afghanistan, as well as the situation on the Korean Peninsula. The meeting will also focus on the issue of preserving the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan on the Iranian nuclear program, she added.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Wang’s 2-day visit, which will start on May 12, will set a stage for the annual exchange of visits by top leaders and to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Russia diplomatic ties.