Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to meet with the Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico on Thursday, according to the Kremlin press service.


Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico (L) during a press conference in Moscow on November 16, 2009 after talks. Putin and Fico held high-level bilateral talks.    AFP PHOTO / DMITRY KOSTYUKOV


“The meeting between the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico is scheduled for August 25, 2016. The current state and prospects of bilateral trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, as well as immediate international issues will be discussed,” the press service said.


Earlier Fico said that his government is interested in correcting the current situation in the relations between the EU and Russia. According to him, Slovakia is committed to restoring full partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation between the EU and Russia.


On June 14, Putin and Fico held a telephone conversation, which was also dedicated to the development of relations between the two countries.