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MOSCOW, June 16 (Itar-Tass) - Ways to improve cooperation between Russia and the United Kingdom will be on the agenda of the meeting between Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and the UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron. At his invitation, the Russian president arrives on a working visit to London on Sunday.
“During the negotiations they will discuss further development of trade, economic and investment cooperation between Russia and the UK, development and diversification of the energy cooperation, which seems to be quite promising, as well as discuss topics of the current international agenda,” Russia’s Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said adding the Kremlin takes positively the recent trend for positive development of relations with the United Kingdom.
The Summer Olympic Games in London in 2012 and the Winter Games in Sochi in 2014 offer active cooperation between the two countries in the Olympic sphere, the aide added, saying British companies had been participating in projecting and construction of major sports facilities, infrastructures and had been consulting on the “green standards”, on work of volunteers, and had been supplying equipment.
“During discussions of international and regional issues, Putin and Cameron, first of all, will focus on the situation around Syria,” Ushakov forecasted. “Approaches of Russia and the UK to settlement of the Syrian crisis are similar in many aspects: the two countries share the priorities of soonest stopping of violence, keeping the territory integrity and sovereignty of the Syrian state.”
Putin and Cameron will meet for the fourth time. Their previous meeting was in Sochi in May.
Putin’s recent visit to London was in August of 2012, where he viewed competitions of the Russian judo team at the Olympic Games, and also had a meeting with Cameron.