Putin will hold meetings with the leaders of Palestine, Moldova, Gabon, and Sudan

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin will hold meetings with the leaders of Palestine, Moldova, Gabon, and Sudan© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with leaders of Palestine, Moldova, Gabon, and Sudan, and in the evening will attend a gala concert of stars of world Opera at the Bolshoi theatre.

The Russian leader will meet with their foreign colleagues, who came to the world Cup. Sort of a diplomatic marathon spread over two days, on the eve told the assistant to the President Yuri Ushakov.

Palestine and Moldova

With the leader of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas and Putin will discuss the situation in the middle East, bilateral projects will also be discussed the transfer of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, which Washington announced in early December and which resulted in riots with dozens of dead among the Palestinians. Putin also discussed the Palestinian-Israeli conflict 11 July in Moscow with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Scheduled contact Putin with President of Moldova Igor Dodon. According to Ushakov, the leaders will discuss the situation in the unrecognized Republic of Transnistria, in Moldova and bilateral relations. Transnistria, 60% of inhabitants are Russians and Ukrainians sought to secede from Moldova even before the collapse of the USSR, fearing that on the wave of nationalism Moldova will join Romania. In 1992, after a failed attempt of the authorities of Moldova force to solve the problem, Transnistria has become virtually beyond the control of Chisinau’s territory.


With the leader of Sudan Omar al-Bashir Putin will discuss issues of bilateral cooperation and interaction on the African continent, said Ushakov. Since 2013 in South Sudan continues a bloody armed conflict between the ethnic Dinka and Nuer tribe. On the eve of the UN security Council in its resolution imposed an arms embargo against South Sudan. South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011.

Planned contact with the President and other African States, President of the Gabonese Republic, Ali Bongo Ondimba. According to Ushakov, the world Cup gave the Russian leadership the opportunity to meet with many African leaders, these contacts are important for the development of cooperation with the continent.

As noted Ushakov, in the course of upcoming contacts Putin may broach the subject of his meeting with US President Donald trump, which will take place on Monday.

Football gala

On Saturday evening, Putin will attend a gala concert of stars of world Opera at the Bolshoi theatre. As told in the press service of the Kremlin, festive evening invited the heads and members of foreign delegations arrived in Moscow for the final match of the 2018 world Cup, the President and Board members of FIFA, the presidents of football associations, football legends, governors of Russian regions that will host matches of the tournament and guests of the 2018 world Cup.

Among the participants of the gala concert of Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo and other stars of a world Opera scene.

The world Cup was first held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July at 12 stadiums in 11 cities of the country. In the final match of the tournament on Sunday will play the team of France and Croatia.