CHINESE President Jiang Zemin is expected to travel to Moscow later this year for a summit meeting with his Russian counterpart Boris Yeltsin, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday. Wu Jianmin said the arrangements for the summit would probably be discussed when Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev meets President Jiang in Beijing this morning. The summit would be the first meeting of the heads of state of China and Russia since Mr Yeltsin's visit to Beijing in December 1992. In a ''friendly and sincere'' two-hour meeting with Mr Kozyrev at the Diaoyutai State Guest House yesterday, Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen noted that Mr Yeltsin's 1992 visit had provided a ''great impetus'' to the development of Sino-Russian relations. ''China attaches importance to contact and dialogue between the leaders of the two countries, as this serves to promote mutual understanding and trust between the two countries,'' Mr Wu quoted Mr Qian as saying. Co-operation in political, economic and trade matters had all shown positive development over the past year, Mr Qian added. Referring to the present political crisis in Moscow, Mr Kozyrev stressed that the development and improvement of Sino-Russian relations remained a priority for Russia and that this principle would not be affected by problems in domestic politics. However, analysts noted that the border agreement between Russia and China signed during Mr Yeltsin's visit had still not been fully implemented and that Mr Kozyrev had to sign a supplementary agreement on ports along the border yesterday to speed up theprocess. Despite continued questions over the border, economic and trade ties have developed rapidly with the overall trade volume between the two countries exceeding US$7 billion (HK$54 billion) last year, according to preliminary Chinese statistics. Both foreign ministers agreed to further boost economic and trade relations during this year. Mr Kozyrev said Russia hoped to get involved in a number of large-scale development projects including the controversial Three Gorges hydro-electric scheme in central China. Mr Wu said no specific projects were discussed and the possibility of co-operation in nuclear power generation was also not mentioned in the meeting. On military issues, Mr Kozyrev briefed Mr Qian on Russia's new ''defensive'' military doctrine which emphasised the that it would not be the first to use nuclear weapons during a crisis. Mr Qian also reiterated China's commitment to non-first use. When asked about future military co-operation between Russia and China, Mr Wu said the issue was not specifically discussed by the two ministers. International security issues such as the Korean peninsula and the Bosnian civil war were also not discussed at the enlarged meeting which followed an hour-long private discussion yesterday morning, Mr Wu added.