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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to visit United States in June

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev headed to United States from June 22-24
  • Medvedev to meet with President Barack Obama on June 24
  • Two leaders are expected to address issues such as economy

Moscow, Russia (CNN) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plans to visit the United States from June 22 through 24 at the invitation of U.S. President Barack Obama, according to statements from both the White House and the Kremlin. The two leaders will hold a bilateral meeting at the White House on June 24.

"President Obama looks forward to using this next meeting with President Medvedev to explore possible avenues of greater cooperation regarding trade, investment and innovation," the statement from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs noted. They will also discuss "other issues of mutual concern leading into the G-8 and G-20 (economic) meetings."

While in Washington, Medvedev is expected to attend several "summit-level negotiations and other meetings," the Kremlin said in its news release.

"Special attention is to be paid in the course of the visit to the expansion of Russian-American cooperation in the innovation and high-tech spheres," the release said.

Medvedev will also attend events in San Francisco, California, where the Russian president is expected to visit Silicon Valley, the Kremlin said.