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MOSCOW, July 16 (Itar-Tass) — Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti will make a working visit to Moscow on July 23 at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin press service reported on Monday.
The upcoming talks will allow both parties to synchronize positions on key bilateral and international issues. The talks will focus on preparations for the upcoming eighth round of Russian-Italian expanded interstate consultations with the participation of the prime ministers of the two countries, as well as on partnership in the investment field, the fuel and energy sector, and the development of the cultural and humanitarian dialogue, the press service said.
In addition, the parties will exchange views on different regional and international issues. Putin and Monti are expected to discuss Russia-EU and Russia-NATO partnership, the crisis in Syria and the situation in the eurozone, the Kremlin press service said.