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MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/. President Vladimir Putin is expected to hold talks on Thursday with Prince Albert II of Monaco who is making a visit to Russia on the occasion of the Days of Monaco.
"On October 6, President Vladimir Putin will have a meeting with the ruling Prince Albert II of Monaco, who will visit the Russian Federation on the occasion of the Days of Monaco underway here," the Kremlin press service said.
"The (Russian-Monegasque) talks will focus on the current status of and prospects for bilateral cooperation in trade, culture, humanitarian sphere, and science," the report said. "The two sides will also exchange opinions on pressing international problems."
As part of the cultural events included in the Days of Monaco, Putin and Albert II will open an exhibition of archival documents titled ‘The Grimaldi and the Romanov Dynasties: Three Centuries of History’. Its venue is Moscow’s famous Tretyakov Art Gallery.
Albert II arrived in Moscow on October 5. In the framework of the visit, the top officials of the Russian and Monegasque Foreign Ministries have held consultations.
Putin has praised cooperation with Monaco. He pointed out coordination of efforts by the Russian and Monegasque governments on the crucial issues of the global agenda and contribution of the two countries to the formation of a fair and democratic system of international relations in an address in July to mark ten years since the establishing of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and Monaco.
Putin expressed confidence then that the Days of Monaco in Moscow would draw intense public attention.