Obama to visit Russia




By IANS/RIA Novosti,

Moscow: US President Barack Obama has confirmed plans to visit Russia at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Russian president's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday that Obama accepted the invitation when Putin called a second time to congratulate him on his re-election.

"Obama thanked (Putin) for the congratulations and the invitation and confirmed his readiness to come to Russia at a date to be agreed by the two sides," Peskov said.

"Putin wished his US counterpart success in forming his new team," he said, adding that the two presidents confirmed their interest in "progressive development of bilateral relations in all spheres, including the economy".

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