Putin to make first trip to the EU since November 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the EU for the first time in six months when he travels to Greece on May 27th, according to the website of the Presidential Administration. Putin plans to meet with both the Greek President and Prime Minister during his two-day visit.

"I will meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ... at the highest level will discuss key issues of bilateral trade, [and] economic and investment cooperation, including the implementation of joint projects in the energy and transport sectors," the statement read.

Also, the Kremlin press service said that special attention will be paid to cultural and humanitarian cooperation, in particular, "the 2016 Millennium celebration of the Russian presence at the Holy Mount Athos."

The visit will be Putin’s first time in the EU since November 30th, 2015, when the Russian President attended a UN climate conference in Paris.

  Russia, Putin, EU

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