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    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet with Spanish King Juan Carlos I in Madrid on Monday, a presidential aide said. The Russian president began his state visit to Spain at the invitation of King Juan Carlos I on Sunday.

    MOSCOW, March 2 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet with Spanish King Juan Carlos I in Madrid on Monday, a presidential aide said.

    The Russian president began his state visit to Spain at the invitation of King Juan Carlos I on Sunday.

    On Tuesday Medvedev is scheduled to hold talks with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

    "The visit will be Medvedev's first visit to Spain and serve to further strengthen the practice of an open and trusted dialogue at the highest level, initiated during working visits by King Juan Carlos I to Moscow in June 2008 and [Prime Minister] Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero to St. Petersburg in October 2008," Sergei Prikhodko said.

    During his visit to Spain to last through March 3, Medvedev will discuss bilateral and international issues, the presidential aide said.

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