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China top legislator to visit Russia, attend Eastern Economic Forum

National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Chairman Li Zhanshu speaks at the second plenary session of the NPC in Beijing on Mar. 8.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- China's top legislator Li Zhanshu will attend the seventh Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok this week, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, becoming the most senior Chinese official to visit Russia since the Ukraine war began.

Li, chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, will pay official visits to Russia, Mongolia, Nepal and South Korea from Wednesday to Sept 17, according to Xinhua. He will attend the four-day forum, set to begin on Monday, during his stay in Russia, it said.

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