Russian president to visit on October 19

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Serbia on October 19 and take part in ceremonies marking 70 years since the liberation of Belgrade in WW2.

Source: Beta, Večernje novosti

This is according to a report in the Belgrade daily Večernje Novosti. Last week, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić said that Putin would be in Serbia on October 20.

The newspaper writes today that Putin's visit was agreed during Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić's recent trip to Moscow.

The main topic of discussions is expected to be the two countries' economic projects, especially the South Stream natural gas pipeline.

The newspaper is also reporting that Putin will hold a meeting with his Serbian counterpart while in Belgrade.

The Russian leader was in Serbia previously in March 2011, when he met with then President Boris Tadić, and visited the Serbian Orthodox temple in Belgrade dedicated to St. Sava, as well as the Red Star (Crvena Zvezda) football club's stadium.


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