3 Jul 2018 20:41

Moldovan president planning to meet with Putin in mid-July

CHISINAU. July 3 (Interfax) - Moldovan President Igor Dodon said he is planning to visit Moscow in mid-July and expects to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Dodon said at a press conference on Tuesday evening that he had accepted Putin's invitation to come to Moscow for the Word Cup final.

"There was also an agreement that a meeting with President Vladimir Putin will take place on July 13-14. Such a meeting is already being prepared," the Moldovan president said.

He also said he will participate in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's swearing-in ceremony on July 9.

Discussing short-term objectives, Dodon said he would seek the full restoration of relations with Russia, as well as "striking a balance in relations with the East and the West."