British Defence Secretary Geoffrey Hoon arrives in St. Petersburg on July 15

British Defence Secretary Geoffrey Hoon will arrive in St. Petersburg on Monday evening, July 15, the British General Consulate in St. Petersburg said.

On Tuesday Geoffrey Hoon is scheduled to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Ivanov and with the Chief of the Leningrad military district, Valentin Bobryshev.

The meeting will be informal, though they will discuss serious issues - international security and further development of Russian-British cooperation in defence sphere.

On Tuesday afternoon Geoffrey Hoon will meet with St. Petersburg's journalists.

All events of the visit's agenda will take place in St. Petersburg. Geoffrey Hoon will not visit any units of the Leningrad military district.