Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted an invitation to visit Italy, stated the Russian Ambassador in Rome, Sergey Razov in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“With regard to the Russian President's visit to Italy, the relevant invitation from the Italian leadership was received and accepted with appreciation,” he noted. Razov added that they will agree on a specific time frame later through diplomatic channels.
Razov stressed that Putin's visit to Italy could be a key event in bilateral relations. He noted that Moscow and Rome conduct an active political dialogue.
In October 2018, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte visited Moscow. Putin said the talks with Conte were substantive and effective and he noted that the signed interdepartmental agreements and contracts show their determination to expand bilateral relations. Prime Minister Conte then invited Putin to visit Italy.