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    MOSCOW, FEBRUARY 5 ( RIA NOVOSTI) - The President of Azerbaijan, Ilkham Aliyev will arrive in Moscow on Thursday on an official three-day visit on the invitation of Vladimir Putin.

    The Kremlin press service told RIA Novosti that "the two presidents will hold talks, and a number of bilateral documents are to be signed." Official negotiations have been scheduled for Friday, and the first informal meeting between Vladimir Putin and Ilkham Aliyev will be held on Thursday.

    Vice-Premier Viktor Khristenko said that within the framework of Aliyev's visit, the documents in the economic and humanitarian spheres will be signed.

    At the same time, the head of the international relations department of the Azeri president's apparatus, Novruz Mamedov said in a RIA Novosti interview that the most important among the documents to be signed is the Moscow declaration which, Baku believes, will help develop bilateral cooperation in all spheres.

    The program of the visit stipulates Aliyev's meetings with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov.

    This will be the first visit of Ilkham Aliyev to Moscow as the President of Azerbaijan. He was elected president on October 15, 2003.

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