Kremlin announces presidential international schedule

The Kremlin has announced the timetable for the president's international contacts.

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Prikhodko told RIA Novosti that Vladimir Putin would meet the Interaction Council on Monday.

The 21st session of the international non-governmental organisation, which unites state figures who have held the highest posts in their countries, opened in Moscow on Saturday.

On the same day, the Russian leader will accept the Crown Prince of Spain, Prince Felipe, the Prince of Asturias, who will arrive in Moscow on an official visit on June 23.

At the end of June, according to Prikhodko, Vladimir Putin will hold a scheduled meeting with Austrian President Thomas Klestil.

At the start of July, the Russian head of state will meet Prime Minister of Mongolia Nambaryn Enkhbayar in Moscow.

On July 4, Putin will hold scheduled negotiations with Romanian President Ion Iliescu who will be in Moscow on an official visit.

"Within the framework of his official visit to the USA in September, Vladimir Putin will meet his American counterpart George Bush at Camp David and will speak at the UN General Assembly," the Kremlin spokesman said.

The Russian leader is also scheduled to take part in the CIS summit in Yalta in September.

"In the second half of October, the Russian president will participate in the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation organisation) summit in Thailand, while in November [he will attend] the Russia-EU summit that will be held in Rome," Prikhodko told RIA Novosti.

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