Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in Prague for a two-day visit to the Czech Republic.
Economic cooperation, including a bid by the Rosatom-led Russian-Czech consortium to build two new reactors at the Temelin nuclear power plant, are expected to be high on the agenda.
It will be Medvedev's second official visit to the Czech Republic.
At a summit in Prague last year, Medvedev and U.S. President Barack Obama signed a new START nuclear-arms-reduction treaty.
More recently, in November, Medvedev suggested Russia would deploy countermeasures that included targeting countries that hosted a possible U.S. antimissile defense system if Moscow's concerns regarding such a system were not heeded.
The Czech government expressed a willingness during the George W. Bush presidency to host part of such a missile-defense system.
compiled from local agency reports