U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will make an official visit to Russia in the second week of March, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.
Biden will visit Finland, Russia and Moldova on a one-week trip beginning on March 7, the statement said.
Biden plans to discuss U.S.-Russian relations with a particular accent on future bilateral growth.
The White House said the vice president will discuss a wide range of bilateral and regional issues with leaders from each of the three countries.
A Kremlin source earlier said Biden's visit is a run-up to an official visit to Moscow by U.S. President Barack Obama.
The exact dates of Biden's visit to Moscow, as well as Obama's visit, were not immediately available.
WASHINGTON, February 16 (RIA Novosti)