Putin to attend Russia-EU summit in Brussels on Dec 21 - Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a working visit to Brussels to attend the 30th Russia-EU summit on Dec. 21.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a working visit to Brussels to attend the 30th Russia-EU summit on Dec. 21.

European Council President Herman van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will lead the EU delegation, the Kremlin press service reported on Friday.

"The parties are expected to discuss the whole range of bilateral relations, including trade and economic cooperation, interaction in the energy sphere and development of the Partnership for Modernization initiative," the press service said.

Other issues on the agenda include visa-free short-term travel for Russian and EU citizens, the situation surrounding the negotiations on a new basic agreement, as well as priorities of Russia's G20 presidency.

It is expected that the parties will also 'synchronize watches' on a number of international and regional issues, the press service said.

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