Putin says Merkel to visit Russia on May 2: news agencies

AFP , Thursday 16 Mar 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Photo: Reuters)

Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to visit Russia on May 2, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, a first visit by the German leader to the country in nearly two years.

"We are waiting Mrs Merkel on May 2," Putin said while meeting with the premier of the German state of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, adding: "Give my best wishes to the federal chancellor,"

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