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Obama Confirms Plans to Visit Russia

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US President Barack Obama has confirmed plans to visit Russia at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Russian president’s spokesman said on Tuesday.

MOSCOW, November 13 (RIA Novosti) – US President Barack Obama has confirmed plans to visit Russia at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Russian president’s spokesman said on Tuesday.

Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Obama made the statement when Putin called a second time to congratulate the US president on his reelection.

“Obama thanked [Putin] for the congratulations and the invitation and confirmed his readiness to come to Russia at a date to be agreed by the two sides,” Peskov said.

“Putin wished his US counterpart success in forming his new team," he said, adding that the two presidents confirmed their interest in "progressive development of bilateral relations in all spheres, including the economy.”

Spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday the White House has yet to decide on the possible date of the forthcoming visit.