MOSCOW, March 27. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to hold talks with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella in Russia on April 11, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS.
"Yes, I can confirm that," he said when asked if the Russian-Italian talks were expected to take place on April 11.
Earlier on Monday, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said at a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich that Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni planned to visit Russia in the next few weeks. According to the Italian top diplomat, the parties may particularly discuss issues related to economic cooperation.
Dvorkovich, in turn, said that Russian authorities were looking forward to the visits of the Italian counterparts.