: Putin to visit E.U. country for the first time in six months

13:48 May. 23, 2016

Putin to visit E.U. country for the first time in six months

Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (AP Photo)

Russian president to discuss energy projects with Greece leaders on May 27-28

Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to visit Greece - the first E.U. member-country for the past half year - on 27-28 May.

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According to Kremlin's press service, Putin "will meet with Greece's President Prokopios Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. At the summit, the leaders are expected to discuss key bilateral trade-economic and investment cooperation issues, including joint projects in energy and transport sectors. "

The leaders will also exchange their views on crucial international and regional challenges. Following the visit outcome, several bilateral documents may be signed.

Putin last visited a member-country of the European Union, which includes Greece, on 30 November 2015 within the framework of the U.N. climate conference in Paris.

In January, President of Greece came to Moscow. Then he invited Putin to Athens.

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