Chinese State Councilor to hold security talks with Russia

Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo will head to Russia to hold a seventh round of strategic security talks.

He has been invited by Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev. The Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang made the announcement on Monday.

During the trip, Dai will also pay an official visit to Mongolia at the invitation of the Mongolian government. His trip to Russia and Mongolia will last from Aug. 19 to 25.