MOSCOW, January 17. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will make an official visit to Serbia on Thursday. The Kremlin press service reported earlier that at talks in Belgrade, Putin plans to discuss with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic the current condition and further prospects for developing bilateral trade and economic relations. The sides will also exchange opinions on pressing regional issues, as well as discuss the possibility of extending the Turkish Stream gas pipeline into Serbia and the situation around Kosovo.
Around 20 bilateral documents are expected to be signed after the meeting. Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said that work on coordinating those documents continues.
During his visit, Putin will also meet with current chairman and Serb member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik.
The Russian delegation to Serbia will include Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov; Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; Energy Minister Alexander Novak; Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Konstanin Noskov; Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin; Minister of Labor and Social Protection Maxim Topilin; Gazprom's head Alexey Miller; Roscosmos's head Dmitry Rogozin; CEO of Russia Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev; Rosatom's head Alexey Likhachev; and Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin.