Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, 17 March, met with the former Prime Minister of Italy Romano Prodi. This was reported by press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, reports “Interfax”.
“The President received former President of the Council of Ministers of Italy Romano Prodi, who is in Russia on a private visit”, — quotes Agency the words Peskov. The details of the conversation he did not elaborate.
Earlier today, Peskov told reporters that Prodi is in Moscow on a private trip in which he will meet with the Russian President. “It is known that, in fact, since Prodi was Prime Minister between him and Putin have developed a good relationship, and such is the private meeting will also be held,” Peskov said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
Putin also maintains friendly relations with other former Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi. The last time Putin and Berlusconi met in September of last year in the Crimea, where the Italian ex-Prime Minister came on a private visit. Then together they walked along the waterfront of Yalta and talked with the tourists. Putin and Berlusconi also called for the Crimean wine plant “Massandra” Association, where we went to the basement with the world’s largest “library of wines”.