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Putin To Meet With Schroeder

26 August 2005 (RFE/RL) - The Kremlin announced today that Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in Berlin on 8 September.

A Kremlin spokesman said Putin will make a short working visit at Schroeder's invitation and the main focus of his trip will be energy.

"Die Welt" said there were plans for a declaration on a long-planned pipeline supplying Siberian gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea to be signed during the visit.

The project is worth nearly $5 billion.