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    Putin, Lavrov to Speak at Valdai Discussion Club's Forum on Thursday

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will speak on Thursday at the Valdai Discussion Club’s 2016 forum in the Russian city of Sochi.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The 13th annual meeting is taking place on October 24-27 and is titled "The Future of Progress: Shaping the World of Tomorrow."

    "The President will take part in the final session of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s 13th annual meeting in Sochi," the Kremlin said in a statement.

    Last week, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced that Lavrov would also be participating in the final day of the forum.

    The Valdai Discussion Club was established in 2004, and seeks to promote dialogue of Russian and international intellectual elites on global political, economic and social developments.


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