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To Moscow W working visit there has arrived the prime minister - the minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi

W working visit to Wednesday has arrived To Moscow of premieres - the minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi.

as the correspondent " passes; News " the plane of the Italian prime minister has landed at the capital airport " Vnukovo - 2 " in 11. 25. At a gangway of the plane he was met by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Russia Igor Ivans.

the same day Berlusconi, predictably, will be accepted by the president of Russia Vladimir Putin.

within the limits of a forthcoming MTG the president of Russia and the head of the government of Italy plan to discuss the Kaliningrad subject, to exchange opinions on a situation round Iraq, and also to prospects of Near-Eastern settlement. The summit main task as have informed " News " in the Kremlin, consists in, that " to compare approaches on the most essential international and bilateral problems ".

Thus in the Kremlin notice that on a wide range of actual problems of a position of Russia and Italy " are close or coincide ". The basic directions Russian - the Italian bilateral cooperation in the international context at the given stage is fight against terrorism, strengthening of bases of the world law and order, all spectrum of the European problematics, settlement of regional conflicts.

2 within the limits of a party MTG will consider questions of bilateral cooperation. In this context, the basic ATTN will be given practical realisation of an extensive complex of arrangements top-level, including in respect of preparation of the state visit of the president of Russia to Italy, the 2003 planned for second half.

it is remarkable that the forthcoming MTG of the president of Russia with the chairman of the council of ministers of Italy is the fourth under the bill only for 2002.