Russian first deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov will hold talks in China from June 22-26, Russian government sources said in Tokyo on June 11. Nemtsov, who just completed a visit to Japan, heads the Russian side of a bilateral commission on trade, economic, and scientific cooperation. His talks in Beijing will prepare the ground for Russian prime minister Viktor Chernomyrdin’s own visit to the Chinese capital from June 26-28, during which some ten documents on economic cooperation are expected to be signed. (Itar-Tass, June 11)
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