The head of the Russian state received the Austrian leader at a helicopter pad where the latter arrived from the airport.
Vladimir Putin accompanied by his spouse Lyudmila heartily welcomed the Klestils and the Presidents embraced each other friendly. Then the two leaders in the same car went to the residence to commence their talks.
Vladimir Putin and Thomas Klestil started their talks already in the car. At the doorsteps of the residence they were already animatedly talking in German. They went into the working cabinet to continue their negotiations.
Meanwhile the spouses of the leaders made a short tour about the territory of the residence. Lyudmila Putina and Margot Klestil-Loffler decided to take a walk from the helicopter pad to the residence.
Taking into account that they entered the building smiling and exchanging jokes, the 15 degrees frost did not frighten them and did not spoil the walk.
At the requests of photographers the presidential spouses posed for a while at the entrance. Having allowed several pictures to be made Margot Klestil-Loffler asked Lyudmila Putina in Russian: "Is it enough?" Having thanked the press, the presidential spouses entered the residence.