Medvedev arrives in China for official visit

Beijing, Oct 22 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Beijing early Tuesday for an official visit at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

During Medvedev's stay in Beijing, he and Li will co-chair the 18th regular prime ministers' meeting between China and Russia. The regular meeting mechanism, launched in 1996, is an important platform to outline cooperation between the two countries, Xinhua reported.

On Tuesday, Medvedev will also meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and top legislator Zhang Dejiang, respectively.

After the meeting with Li, Medvedev is scheduled for an online talk with Chinese netizens via Xinhuanet.com, an online news provider of Xinhua News Agency.

Apart from Beijing, Medvedev will also visit east China's Anhui province.