Putin discussed with the Prime Minister of Italy the situation in Libya and domestic crisis

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in potomacfever Putin during a telephone conversation. Archival photoPutin discussed with the Prime Minister of Italy the situation in Libya and domestic crisis© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in conversation with Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni discussed the situation in Libya and the internal Ukrainian crisis, the press service of the Kremlin.

It is noted that both sides expressed satisfaction with the successful opening on 14 January, the festival «Russian seasons» in Italy. It is noted that in the implementation of this ambitious project is planned for more than 250 cultural events, which undoubtedly will contribute to expansion of friendly ties between the peoples of Russia and Italy.

In addition, during the conversation were discussed the issues of further development of mutually beneficial cooperation in trade-economic and energy spheres.

«The two leaders exchanged views on topical international problems, including with consideration of the Italian presidency of the OSCE this year. Also paid attention to the settlement of the situation in Libya and the Ukrainian domestic crisis. The parties agreed to continue contacts at various levels», — stated in the message.

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