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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Chinese Vice Premier Arrives in Moscow

Vice Premier Li Lanqing of China arrived in Moscow Sunday for a 10-day official visit, that was expected to include talks with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov.

Li will meet with Kasyanov on Monday, Interfax said. On Tuesday, he will attend a meeting of the Russian-Chinese commission for cooperation in education, culture, health care and sport.

The Chinese vice premier will also visit Moscow's Lomonosov State University and take in a sightseeing tour of the city, Interfax reported.

On Thursday, Li was expected to travel to St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Samara, where he will hold talks with regional leaders and visit local industrial and agricultural enterprises.

Li is scheduled to return to Beijing on Dec. 12.