Italian president begins official visit to Russia

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/4/11 20:48:28

Italian President Sergio Mattarella began a three-day visit to Russia on Tuesday.

The official visit to Moscow was made at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Italian presidential palace said in a statement.

Mattarella is accompanied by Italian Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs Vincenzo Amendola.

The Italian president would meet with his Russian counterpart Putin, as well as with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, according to his official schedule.

The talks "will focus on the most important issues in bilateral relations and on the international agenda," the president's office said.

The visit kicked off while the meeting of foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) is underway in Italy.


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