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Putin arrives in Trieste to hold interstate consultations with Italy prime minister

November 26, 2013, 17:35 UTC+3 TRIESTE
Trieste, a city in the extreme northeast of Italy, was chosen as a venue for the Russian-Italian summit and is taken in Italy as ‘a bridge’ to Eastern Europe
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TRIESTE, November 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived from Rome, Italy’s capital, in the city of Trieste on Tuesday. The Russian president and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta will hold interstate consultations. Vladimir Putin will also participate in a business forum.

Putin and Letta will have eye-on-eye negotiations at first. Then the ministers will join the leaders of the countries. Russian-Italian interstate consultations will be held. Upon the results of the consultations the package of documents will be signed, Putin and Letta will dwell on the agreements at a news conference.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Russian president and the Italian prime minister will participate in a closing ceremony of the business forum within the Russian-Italian Dialogue of Civic Societies Forum.

Trieste, a city in the extreme northeast of Italy, was chosen as a venue for the Russian-Italian summit and is taken in Italy as ‘a bridge’ to Eastern Europe. Therefore, Enrico Letta said in an interview with Itar-Tass that Vladimir Putin’s consent to visit Trieste “is geopolitical for the hosting party.”

The security measures were toughened over Vladimir Putin’s visit to the city. The number of local law enforcers was increased sharply. Meanwhile, public transport routes were changed in advance, the streets leading to the square Piazza dell’Unita were closed.

However, several public organizations stated about their intention to hold demonstrations. One of demonstrations was expected to be held in protest against the Russian laws on the ban for homosexuality propaganda.

The Trieste residents hope that the visit of the Russian president will pave the way for many Russian tourists in the city and the whole region Friuli Venezia Griulia.

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