Manmohan, Hu, Putin to meet in St Petersburg
The three leaders will meet on the sidelines of the outreach session of the two-day G-8 summit starting on Sundayindia Updated: Jul 12, 2006 13:14 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet for the first time under the trilateral cooperation mechanism in St Petersburg next week, a senior Chinese official said in Beijing on Wednesday.
The three leaders will meet on the sidelines of the outreach session of the two-day G-8 summit starting on Sunday in St Petersburg, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai told reporters in Beijing.
This is the first time leaders of the three nations are holding a meeting. In the past, the foreign ministers of India, China and Russia have met on the sidelines of United Nations' meetings.