Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's wife Svetlana is not accompanying her spouse during his two-day official visit to Slovakia on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6 and 7, as previously planned, Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič's office informed the TASR newswire on April 5.
During Medvedev's visit, the two heads of state are slated to sign a joint declaration, marking the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe and Slovak-Russian friendly relations.
Medvedev will also meet with Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška. Eight Slovak-Russian intergovernmental and trade treaties will also be signed, including a treaty to lay the groundwork for co-operation in combating the narcotics sale.
Medvedev will be accompanied by Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov, Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov, Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko, along with other representatives of Russian state institutions and companies.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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6. Apr 2010 at 10:00