Premier Wen Jiabao will discuss the global financial meltdown and energy co-operation when he meets Russian and other Central Asian leaders next week. Deputy Foreign Minister Li Hui said Mr Wen would visit Russia from October 27 to 30 to hold talks with his counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and President Dmitry Medvedev. During those meetings and the annual Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) summit talks in Kazakhstan on October 31, Mr Wen and other leaders would discuss ways to tackle the financial crisis, Mr Li said. 'China and Russia have taken a series of measures in the face of the financial crisis,' he said. 'During his meetings with Russian leaders and those from SCO member countries, Premier Wen and his counterparts will talk about exploring opportunities for co-operation to stabilise their own countries' and the region's finances.' A summit between Asian and European leaders will be held in Beijing later this week. On the sidelines of the summit in Russia, Vice-Premier Wang Qishan and his Russian counterpart will lead talks on energy co-operation. Mr Li said co-operation in nuclear energy, oil and gas would be among issues on the agenda. Russia hopes to seal a deal on two more nuclear reactors with China, having already provided two 1,000MW nuclear reactors to its neighbour. While there was speculation that an agreement would be signed on a long-awaited oil pipeline from Russia to China, Mr Li would not say if any progress had been made on the project. Mr Li said other documents expected to be signed during the trip included a memorandum of the meeting between Mr Wen and Mr Putin, and papers on co-operation on bilateral trade, technology, education and personnel exchanges. State Councillor Liu Yandong will also visit Russia from Saturday to October 30 to attend a Sino-Russian committee meeting on humanitarian co-operation, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said. In Kazakhstan, the premier will continue his efforts to secure more oil through talks on the second phase of an oil pipeline to Xinjiang . Issues to be discussed at the SCO meeting would include co-operation on counterterrorism and finance, Mr Li said.