Putin to meet Ban Ki-moon, Obama, Abe in New York

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said.

"The president will arrive in New York (September 28) in the morning on the American time and will immediately go to the UN headquarters. A speech by our president is planned at about 10.45 a.m. (New York Time)," Ushakov said before Putin's visit to the United States to attend the 70th anniversary session of the UN General Assembly.

After the speech at the UN General Assembly Putin is expected to meet with Ban Ki-moon.

"It is symbolically to hold this meeting at the anniversary session, so, we want to underline additionally the importance we are giving to the central role of the UN and the [UN] Security Council," the presidential aide said.

A meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is also planned.

"The president will attend a breakfast which the UN general secretary will give, several meetings 'on the feet' will be held," Ushakov said.

A meeting between the Russian president and U.S. President Barack Obama will be the final one. "After the meeting with Obama the departure for Moscow is due," Ushakov said.

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