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Vladimir Putin invited Traian Basescu to visit Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited the head of the Romanian state to visit Russia. At the dinner held on Thursday evening in Bucharest, the two leaders agreed upon a bilateral meeting. The information was made public by Kremlin's press secretary, Aleksei Gromov.

During the dinner, Vladimir Putin had a range of meetings with the US President George W. Bush with whom he discussed about the meeting in Sochi set for April 6, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon who is expected in Russia on April 9 and with President of the European Commission, Jose Maauel Durao Barroso.

For Friday, Vladimir Putin had scheduled meetings with leaders of the North-Atlantic Alliance within the Russia-NATO Council. Kremlin said that Vladimir Putin arrived at NATO Summit prepared to focus on the positive relations with the North-Atlantic Alliance and to avoid the disputes relating to recognition of the Kosovo province or the missile shield and the speech of the Russian President is expected to be moderate.

(Source: Rompres)