Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to hold a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the upcoming BRICS summit in Goa, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong said Monday.

The BRICS summit that brings together heads of state of Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa is due to be held on October 15-16 in Goa.

“Chairman Xi Jinping will hold a series of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the BRICS summit, including with Russian President Vladimir Putin,” Li told a briefing.