Russian President Vladimir Putin met with US National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.
This meeting was held as part of the regular Russian-US dialogue, presidential press secretary Alexei Gromov said.
The sides discussed key bilateral and international issues, in particular, the situations in Iraq and the Middle East, Mr. Gromov noted.
Condoleezza Rice handed George Bush's letter to Vladimir Putin, Kremlin sources reported.
The American guest also met with Russian President's chief of staff Dmitry Medvedev.
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