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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen, second left, during the official meeting held at Hofburg palace in Vienna

    Russian President Putin Meets Austrian Counterpart Van der Bellen (VIDEO)

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    Commenting on the upcoming meeting, Austrian President Van der Bellen said that during their encounter in Sochi, he and President Putin would discuss current events concerning Iran, relations between Moscow and Vienna, as well as ties between Russia and the European Union.

    The two presidents are expected to give speeches at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Dialogue Forum, which has gathered Russian and Austrian businessmen and representative of various cultural and economic organisations. Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl will also participate in the event.

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