GLENEAGLES (Scotland), July 6 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Scotland for the G8 summit. The president's plane landed at Prestwick airport near Glasgow, from where Putin and his wife, Lyudmila, set off in a helicopter for Gleneagles. The leaders of the world's most industrialized nations will discuss climate change, the world economy, aid for Africa and regional conflicts.
While he is in Scotland, Putin is expected to announce the date and venue for the 2006 summit in Russia, as well as the issues that will be discussed during Russia's G8 presidency.
The Russian leader has a number of scheduled bilateral meetings in Scotland. Presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko said Putin would have bilateral meetings with the prime minister of Britain, Canada and Japan, the presidents of Algeria and South African Republic, and the head of the South African commission.
According to the aide, there are no plans for Putin to hold a one-to-one meeting with President George Bush.
However, Prikhodko said Vladimir Putin and George Bush would have enough time to speak at the G8 sessions, in lobbies and at the official dinners.