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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

China Minister to Visit

BEIJING -- China announced Tuesday that its foreign minister will travel to Moscow next week as the Chinese leadership tries to preserve the close relationship it developed with Russia under Boris Yeltsin.

Tang Jiaxuan will discuss the countries' relations and international issues with Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and meet with other leaders during the two-day visit, which starts Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhu Bangzao said.

"The visit aims at further deepening the existing strategic and cooperative relations between the two countries," Zhu told reporters.