The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin arrived in Rome, where he will meet with President of Italy Sergio Mattarella and meet with Pope Francis, and in the end of the visit he will meet with former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
The Russian President arrived in Rome for half a day from Milan, where together with the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi opened the national day of Russia at the exhibition " EXPO-2015 ".
in addition, the parties in the process of a bilateral meeting discussed cooperation between Russia and Italy, the issue of sanctions was raised in the context of work on current projects. Putin and Renzi also raised in the process of negotiating an international perspective, for example, the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, Iraq, Egypt and Libya and the fight against crime.
it is expected that during the meeting with Pope Francis, the parties will discuss the situation in Ukraine. After the official events, the head of the Russian Federation will meet with his old friend - ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi.