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Putin Meets EU Foreign Policy Chief


http://gdb.rferl.org/68406183-57D6-4136-A50D-D2F18DF705FE_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/68406183-57D6-4136-A50D-D2F18DF705FE_mw800_mh600.jpg EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana met with Russian President Vladimir Putin today 5 April 2005 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin today met with European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana today in Russia's Black Sea resort town of Sochi.

Putin said he is glad that Russian-EU relations are developing steadily and that they are finding common ground in more and more areas.

Solana made similar remarks, adding that an upcoming EU-Russia summit will likely be positive:

"This (EU-Russia) relationship is growing better and better, and I am sure that this (EU-Russia) summit that we are going to have in a few weeks, on the 10th of May, will be a success," Solana said.

Solana later traveled to Moscow to have talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

ITAR-TASS says discussions will focus on Russian-EU relations and their prospects in 2005.

(ITAR-TASS/DPA)
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