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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kozyrev Plans China Trip

BEIJING -- China said Thursday Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev would visit this month.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Wu Jianmin, calling Sino-Russian relations "very good," said Kozyrev would visit at the end of the month but that dates had not yet been fixed.

Wu said Kozyrev and Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen would exchange views on bilateral ties and international and regional issues, but he declined to give details.

The spokesman said he was unable to comment on reports of friction in Sino-Russian military ties that were hampering Beijing's ability to buy warplanes.