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    Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold negotiations with his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor on trade and economic cooperation as well as on regional and global problems.

    LJUBLJANA (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived to Slovenia on Saturday to hold talks with his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor.

    The agenda of negotiations is expected to focus on trade and economic cooperation as well as on regional and global problems.

    Putin's visit is timed to he centennial of the construction of the Russian chapel at the Vrsic mountain pass, so the two presidents will take part in a memorial ceremony to pay tribute to hundreds of Russian prisoners of war who died while building the Vrsic pass for the Austro-Hungarian military in 1916.

    The two presidents will also attend a ceremonial opening of the monument commemorating Russian soldiers who died in two world wars on the country's territory.

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