Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Putin travels to Yekaterinburg for Russia-EU summit

President Vladimir Putin traveled to Yekaterinburg on Monday to participate in the Russia-EU summit.

While in the Urals, Putin met with with EU Council Chairman Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to discuss the world economy, as well as the economic relationship between Russia and EU member states. The leaders also addressed the activities of the G-20 and Russia's role as the chairing body, according to ITAR-TASS.

Following a press conference and plenary session on Tuesday morning, representatives at the summit were scheduled to sign an agreement on drug precursors. Russian Federal Drug Control Service head Viktor Ivanov represented Russia during the signing.

Russia's delegation during the two-day summit was comprised of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Justice Minister Alexander Konvalov, Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Economic Minister Andrei Belousov, ITAR-TASS reports.