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Hu to Visit Economic Forum

Chinese President Hu Jintao will be the top guest at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum next month, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday at a briefing with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi.

"We in the Russian Federation await the chairman of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao, who will hold bilateral meetings and take part in the St. Petersburg Economic Forum," Lavrov said.

Yang confirmed that Hu would travel to the forum. It will run from June 16-18.

(Reuters)

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